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My Dark Places: An L. A. Crime Memoir

My Dark Places: An L. A. Crime Memoir

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My Dark Places: An L. A. Crime Memoir

by Ellroy, James

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ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
9780679441854
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf / A Borzoi Book / Random House, 1996 First printing of the stated first edition. Signed by James Ellroy directly on the second blank page. Book and dust jacket in fine condition.

Synopsis

"Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia InquirerIn 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Bookseller
Idler Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
022647
Title
My Dark Places: An L. A. Crime Memoir
Author
Ellroy, James
Illustrator
Marian Ettlinger (Author's Photo); Chip Kidd
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN 10
0679441859
ISBN 13
9780679441854
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf / A Borzoi Book / Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1996
Keywords
True Crime, Memoir, Autobiography, Fiction, Mystery.

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