By James Ellroy
The mythical crime author supplies us a uncooked, brutally candid memoir--as excessive depth and as riveting as any of his novels--about his obsessive look for "atonement in women."
The yr used to be 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden identify. Her son, James, was once ten years outdated. He hated and lusted after his mom and "summoned her dead." She was once murdered 3 months later.
The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and at the strength of malediction, and mainly, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered youth, his antisocial teenagers, his writing lifestyles, his amorous affairs and marriages, his anxious breakdown, and the start of a courting with a unprecedented lady who may be the long-sought Her.
A layered narrative of time and position, emotion and perception, sexuality and religious quest, The Hilliker Curse is a super, soul-baring revelation of self. it truly is not like any memoir you've ever read.
From the Hardcover edition.