Title: Hollywood Nocturnes [Signed By Author]
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Collectible - Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Cover Page. Light creasing on spine. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. [M16]. Bookseller Inventory # 100310057
Synopsis: Gritty, strange, and darkly humorous short stories, along with a novella, portray mayhem, corruption, and sexual perversion in 1950s Los Angeles. By the author of White Jazz. Reprint. NYT. PW.
From the Inside Flap:
Set in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1959, Hollywood Nocturnes gives us an afterword and six stories set in the same crime-ridden, sex-crazed period of history of James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet novels (which include L.A. Confidential and The Big Nowhere).
Dig this: the swinging sax man's doing repos and plotting a kidnapping-of himself; a tommy gun is ripping apart windows, curtains, and bodies in High Darktown; a carhop at Scrivner's is keeping two extremely sweet sugar daddies, Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen, happy-until the scene turns murderous.
This is the hip-hop hard-edged world of L.A. 1950s style: cars with fins, Commies in closets, starmakers with come-ons, ex-cons with guns, and cops with mean streaks as wide as Sunset Strip.
James Ellroy's bizarre, stark tales dazzle us with their unexpected humor, raw brutality, and slightly lighter-than-usual noir realism. Hollywood Nocturnes is quintessential Ellroy: bluesy, black, and very, very hot.
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