Item #71163 Love Me Fierce in Danger: The Life of James Ellroy. Steven Powell.

Love Me Fierce in Danger: The Life of James Ellroy

Bloomsbury Academic:
New York: 2023
First edition, TPBO, Trade paperback, New,
334 pp.
Cover artwork by: Simon Michele

“Love Me Fierce In Danger is the story of James Ellroy, one of the most provocative and singular figures in American literature. The so-called ‘Demon Dog of Crime Fiction,’ Ellroy enjoys a celebrity status and notoriety that few authors can match. However, traumas from the past have shadowed his literary success. When Ellroy was ten years old, his mother was brutally murdered. The crime went unsolved, and her death marked the start of a long and turbulent road for Ellroy that has included struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, homelessness, and jail time. In tracing his life and career, Steven Powell reveals how Ellroy's upbringing in LA, always on the periphery of Hollywood, had a profound and dark influence on his work as a novelist. Using new sources, Powell also uncovers Ellroy's family secrets, including the mysterious first marriage of his mother Jean Ellroy, eighteen years before her murder.” #71163

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