"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.
New York :, Europa Editions,, 2007
329 p. ; 22 cm
Part of this novel originally appeared in different form in McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
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