Thursday, October 15th, 2009
2275 Market St. @ Noe
San Francisco, CA 94114
Author, James Ellroy, will be visiting us to read from his latest book, “Blood’s a Rover.”
Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in Southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History. Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoover's pet strong-arm goon, implementing Hoover's racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure named Joan Rosen Klein. Wayne Tedrow--ex-cop and heroin runner--is building a mob gambling mecca in the Dominican Republic and quickly becoming radicalized. Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the power mongers of an incendiary era. Their lives collide in pursuit of the Red Goddess Joan--and each of them will pay "a dear and savage price to live History." Political noir as only James Ellroy can write it--our recent past razed and fully reconstructed--"Blood's A Rover "is a novel of astonishing depth and scope, a massive tale of corruption and retribution, of ideals at war and the extremity of love. It is the largest and greatest work of fiction from an American master.
About the Author: James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. quartet -- The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz -- were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was Time's Novel of the Year in 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was Time's Best Book and a New York Times Notable book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. He lives on the coast of California.
Official Website: http://booksinc.net/SFCastro
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