James Ellroy - This Storm

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Presented by Book Passage at Book Passage, Corte Madera, Corte Madera CA

Jun 16
James Ellroy - This Storm

The author speaks about his massive, crowning novel set in WWII Los Angeles

This Storm is a massive novel of World War II Los Angeles, the crowning work of an American master.

It is January, 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park.

The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They’re grievously wrong. It’s a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police.

Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment.

Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist.

Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core.

They’ve signed on for the dead-man job. They’ve got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury.

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy: American TabloidThe Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s A Rover, and the L.A. Quartet novels: The Black DahliaThe Big NowhereL. A. Confidential, and White Jazz. He lives in Colorado.

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Book Passage, Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

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