James Ellroy - PERFIDIA

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780307956996
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 9th, 2014

From "one of the great American writers of our time" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)-a
brilliant crime/historical novel, and his largest, most accessible
novel yet: a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los
Angeles over twenty-three days beginning on December 6, 1941.

The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States teeters on
the edge of war. The roundup of allegedly treasonous Japanese Americans
is about to begin. And in L.A., a Japanese family is found dead. Murder
or ritual suicide? The investigation will draw four people into a
totally Ellroy-ian tangle: a brilliant Japanese American forensic
chemist; an unsatisfiably adventurous young woman; one police officer
based in fact (William H. "Whiskey Bill" Parker, later to become the
groundbreaking chief of the LAPD), the other the product of Ellroy's
inimitable imagination (Dudley Smith, arch villain of The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz). As
their lives intertwine, we are given a story of war and of consuming
romance, a searing exposé of the Japanese internment, and an
astonishingly detailed homicide investigation. In Perfidia,
Ellroy delves more deeply than ever before into his characters'
intellectual and emotional lives. But it has the full-strength,
unbridled story-telling audacity that has marked all the acclaimed work
of the "Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction."