James Ellroy

James Ellroy, Wholesome? L.A.’s Crime King Lightens Up (a Little) With ‘Perfidia’
James Ellroy, *Wholesome*? L.A.'s Crime King Lightens Up (a Little) With 'Perfidia'

‘It’s the best book I’ve ever written,’ he says with his characteristic literary bravado. ‘It’s more wholesome, more accessible, more human and has more of my heart and soul than all of my other books combined. This book is much more tied to an actual historical event, both the internment camps and the first months of World War II. But I’m rewriting L.A. history to my own specifications. It’s like your dog — she’s always marking her turf, right? That’s what I’m doing. I’m pissing, leaving my mark. I’m creating a secret human infrastructure of big, public events.’

— title: “Days that Will Live in Infamy: PW Talks with James Ellroy” date: 2014-07-25T17:48:00.000Z published: true featured: false categories: [“Interview”] source: “Publishers Weekly” linktooriginal: “http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/63436-days-that-will-live-in-infamy-pw-talks-with-james-ellroy.html" related_book: “” description: “Days that Will Live in Infamy: PW Talks with James Ellroy” description: “Days that Will Live in Infamy: PW Talks with James Ellroy”