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The Resource Perfidia, James Ellroy

Perfidia, James Ellroy

Label
Perfidia
Title
Perfidia
Statement of responsibility
James Ellroy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 expose 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."
Member of
Summary
A debut entry in a second L.A. Quartet follows a post-Pearl Harbor murder of a Japanese family that entangles a brilliant Japanese-American forensic chemist, an adventurous woman, a future police chief and an arch villain
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317112
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellroy, James
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Second L. A. quartet
Series volume
0001
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  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Perfidia, James Ellroy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053402193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
701 pages
Isbn
9780434020539
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Perfidia, James Ellroy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053402193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
701 pages
Isbn
9780434020539
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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