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The Hilliker Curse - My Pursuit of Women

James Ellroy

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir-as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels-about his obsessive search for "atonement in women." The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and "summoned her dead." She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read. From the Hardcover edition.

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir-as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels-about his obsessive search for "atonement in women." The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and "summoned her dead." She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read. From the Hardcover edition.
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The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir-as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels-about his obsessive search for "atonement in women." The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and "summoned her dead." She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:43