Ellroy, James. PERFIDIA. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 701 pages. As New/As New.

The author's first novel in his projected Second L. A. Quartet. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Removable (and elegant) "Autographed Copy" sticker pasted in front. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents the first installment of James Ellroy's Second L. A. Quartet. "A novel of astonishments. It is World War II as you have never seen it, and Los Angeles as James Ellroy has never written it before. Here, he gives us the party at the edge of the abyss and the precipice of America's ascendance. 'Perfidia' is that moment, spellbindingly captured. It beckons us to solve a great crime that, in its turn, explicates the crime of war itself" (Publisher's blurb). In what he conceives as the recapitulation (Ellroy's books are all about memory and remembrance), climax, and culmination of his lifework, Ellroy's fictional history of Los Angeles will take characters from the now-classic first L. A. Quartet ("The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", and "White Jazz") as well as the still-controversial "Underworld U. S. A. " trilogy, set them between 1946 and 1972, and detail their lives as significantly younger people. An absolute "must-have" title for James Ellroy collectors. This "Autographed Copy" is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by James Ellroy. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most signed copies available online are. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES ELLROY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307956997. $70.00

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