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Mother, May I?

Posted By Alex Belth On February 25, 2011 @ 1:08 pm In Arts and Culture,Bronx Banter,Pop Culture | Comments Disabled


From the GQ vaults–and thanks to Long Form Reads for pointing it out–here’s James Ellroy’s disturbing piece on researching his mother’s killer: [2]

The police reconstructed the crime.

My mother went out drinking Saturday night. She was seen at the Desert Inn bar in El Monte with a dark-haired white man and a blonde woman. My mother and the man left the bar around 10 P.M.

A group of Little Leaguers discovered the body. My mother had been strangled at an unknown location and dumped into some bushes next to the athletic field at Arroyo High School, a mile and a half from the Desert Inn.

She clawed her assailant’s face bloody. The killer had pulled off one of her stockings and tied it loosely around her neck portmortem.

I went to live with my father. I forced some tears out that Sunday—and none since.

[Photo Credit: xd360 [3]]

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[2] here’s James Ellroy’s disturbing piece on researching his mother’s killer:: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/200707/james-ellroy-murder?printable=true

[3] xd360: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42189811@N00/3107542715/

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