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PERFIDIA - Scarce Autographed Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by James Ellroy - SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE

Ellroy, James

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ISBN 10: 0307956997 / ISBN 13: 9780307956996
Published by New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
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1st Printing. Signed. 701 pages. Published in 2014. The author's first novel in his projected Second L. A. Quartet. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. "Autographed Copy" sticker pasted in front. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents James Ellroy's "Perfidia". The first installment of James Ellroy's Second L. A. Quartet. "A novel of astonishments. It is World War II as you have never seen it, and Los Angeles as James Ellroy has never written it before. Here, he gives us the party at the edge of the abyss and the precipice of America's ascendance. 'Perfidia' is that moment, spellbindingly captured. It beckons us to solve a great crime that, in its turn, explicates the crime of war itself" (Publisher's blurb). In what he conceives as the recapitulation (Ellroy's books are all about memory and remembrance), climax, and culmination of his lifework, Ellroy's fictional history of Los Angeles will take characters from the now-classic first L. A. Quartet ("The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", and "White Jazz") as well as the still-controversial "Underworld U. S. A. " trilogy, set them between 1946 and 1972, and detail their lives as significantly younger people. An absolute "must-have" title for James Ellroy collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by James Ellroy. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most signed copies available online are. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES ELLROY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0307956997. Bookseller Inventory # 19058

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It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans?but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He?s superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith?Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls?comrades, rivals, lovers, history?s pawns.
           
Perfidia is a novel of astonishments. It is World War II as you have never seen it, and Los Angeles as James Ellroy has never written it before. Here, he gives us the party at the edge of the abyss and the precipice of America?s ascendance. Perfidia is that moment, spellbindingly captured. It beckons us to solve a great crime that, in its turn, explicates the crime of war itself. It is a great American novel.

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It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans?but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He?s superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith?Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls?comrades, rivals, lovers, history?s pawns.
           
Perfidia is a novel of astonishments. It is World War II as you have never seen it, and Los Angeles as James Ellroy has never written it before. Here, he gives us the party at the edge of the abyss and the precipice of America?s ascendance. Perfidia is that moment, spellbindingly captured. It beckons us to solve a great crime that, in its turn, explicates the crime of war itself. It is a great American novel. 

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Title: PERFIDIA - Scarce Autographed Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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