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The Hilliker curse : my pursuit of women
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
203 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
813.54 E478h
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
813.54 E478h
Description
The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir--as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels--about his obsessive search for "atonement in women." The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and "summoned her dead." She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307593504 (alk. paper), 0307593509 (alk. paper)

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The legendary crime writer unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought "Her."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ellroy, J. (2010). The Hilliker curse: my pursuit of women. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ellroy, James, 1948-. 2010. The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ellroy, James, 1948-, The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ellroy, James. The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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