The Hilliker Curse

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The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women
Author James Ellroy
Country United States
Language English
Subject Autobiography, relations with women, family relationships, mothers, death, psychological aspect
Publisher Knopf
Publication date
September 7, 2010
Media type Print (hardback & paperback) and audio CD, audiobook, audible audio edition, Amazon Kindle
Pages 203 pp
ISBN 978-0-307-59350-4
OCLC 491896235
813/.54 B
LC Class PS3555.L6274 Z46 2010

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is a work of memoir and autobiography by American author James Ellroy published in 2010. Ellroy dedicated the memoir "To Erika Schickel." The epigraph for The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is "I will take Fate by the throat. —Ludwig van Beethoven." The hardcover publication is printed on deckle edge paper. The unabridged audiobook version is narrated by Ellroy himself.

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women chronicles Ellroy's childhood, his confession of guilt over wishing his mother dead, his wild teen life, love affairs, marriages, and finally, his finding of an extraordinary woman whom Ellroy refers to as "Her." It is a narrative of emotion, insight, sexuality, and spiritual quest.