Zeroville (Europa Editions)
"Daring, haunting, sensual. Steve Erickson has that rare and luminous gift for
reporting back from the nocturnal side of reality."
"Erickson is as unique and vital and
pure a voice as American fiction has
Zeroville begins in 1969 on Hollywood
Boulevard, when a Greyhound bus
drops off a film-obsessed ex-seminarian
with images of Elizabeth Taylor and
Montgomery Clift tattooed on his head.
Vikar Jerome steps into the vortex of a
cultural transformation: rock 'n' roll,
sex, drugs, and-far more important to
him-the decline of the movie studios
and the rise of the independent
director. Jerome will become a film
editor of astonishing vision.
Then, through encounters with former
starlets, burglars, political guerillas,
punk musicians, and veteran filmmakers,
he discovers the astonishing
secret that lies in every movie ever made.