"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 acclaimed author of several novels, including "Arc d'X", "Rubicon Beach", and "Days Between Stations". Regarded as a central figure in the avant-pop movement, Erickson has been compared to J. G. Ballard and Don DeLillo, and praised by Thomas Pynchon, for his deeply imaginative fiction. In addition to his novels, he has published two works of nonfiction about American politics and culture and has written for the" New York Times Magazine", "Esquire", and "Rolling Stone". The recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is presently the film critic for "Los Angeles" magazine and editor of the literary journal "Black Clock".