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Zeroville (Paperback)

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My top shelf favorite.  The unfilmable tome for cinephiles.



"Erickson is as unique and vital and pure a voice as American fiction has produced."-Jonathan Lethem

A film-obsessed ex-seminarian with images of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift tattooed on his head arrives on Hollywood Boulevard in 1969. Vikar Jerome enters the vortex of a cultural transformation: rock and roll, sex, drugs, and-most important to him-the decline of the movie studios and the rise of independent directors. Jerome becomes a film editor of astonishing vision. Through encounters with former starlets, burglars, political guerillas, punk musicians, and veteran filmmakers, he discovers the secret that lies in every movie ever made.

About the Author

Steve Erickson is the author of six other acclaimed novels -- including "Days Between Stations" and "Tours of the Black Clock" -- as well as two books about American politics and popular culture. The editor of the literary magazine "Black Clock, " he also writes about film for "Los Angeles" and teaches at CalArts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933372396
ISBN-10: 1933372397
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: November 2007
Pages: 329
Language: English