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My Dark Places

James Ellroy

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ISBN 10: 0679441859 / ISBN 13: 9780679441854
Published by Knopf November 1996, 1996
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. The DJ design is brilliant: It shows on the reverse side a reproduction of the Front-Page headline news on the murder, with a photograph of the boy James Ellroy. Presents a new twist to both the personal biography and detective thriller genres by being a true first-person account of the author's mother's unsolved murder. An event which haunted him for the rest of his life, James Ellroy finally unleashes pent-up emotions in a beautifully and unforgettably written 'reconstruction' that is both coolly factual and emotionally harrowing. James Ellroy became a writer (and a great one at that) because of his mother's death. His remembrance of his mother, flaws and all, is a loving son's homage, and is one of the finest achievements by an American author in the confessional mode. The basis of his entire oeuvre, this is a 'must-have' title for James Ellroy collectors. This copy is prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on a tipped-in page by James Ellroy. hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 20100623105866

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Title: My Dark Places

Publisher: Knopf November 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1958, when James Ellroy was 10 years old, his mother's body was found in a run-down town near Los Angeles. The murderer was never found; the case remains unsolved. This remarkable book--part unflinching autobiography, part vivid reportage--tells an extraordinarily gripping story about the failed murder investigation, uncovering Ellroy's daring, revelatory journey into and through his most forbidding memories. 14 photos.

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VERY-GOOD HARDBACK-WITH-DUSTJACKET. SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH A 'SIGNED BY AUTHOR' LABEL ON FRONT FROM A BOOKSTORE SIGNING THO SIGNATURE IS BARELY LEGIBLE PAIR OF INITIALS

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