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My Dark Places

My Dark Places

Authors : James Ellroy
Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date : 2009-09-23
ISBN-13 : 9780307488510
ISBN-10 : 0307488519
Page : 448 Pages
User Reviews : 4
Bestsellers Rank : 4
Categories : Biography & Autobiography, True Crime, Social Science
Language : en

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Synopsis My Dark Places

The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother.

In 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  

“Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant.”
–Philadelphia Inquirer


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