THE HILLIKER CURSE
Jean Hilliker, Ellroy’s mother, has had a profound effect on his life. He has always had to deal with his feelings of guilt about her murder, and that, in turn, has influenced all of his relationships with women. In this frank memoir, he explores those relationships, some of them profound, some of short duration. He’s always been in love with women, and sometimes loved by them. Written in Ellroy’s unique style, this is an extraordinary self portrait.