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My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir by  James ELLROY - Signed First Edition - 1996 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 29904)

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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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black and grey paper over boards, dust jacket. 355pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Tight, clean, attractive first edition -- signed hastily by Ellroy in black ballpoint on the inner flyleaf, the usual hurried scrawl that's closer to initials than a signature. Nifty Chip Kidd jacket verso features newspaper headlines of the murder of Ellroy's mother.

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
Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
29904
Title
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
Author
ELLROY, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1996
Keywords
SIGNED
Bookseller catalogs
Books; Western Americana; Crime & Law;

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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

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