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Title:
Falling angel
Author:
Hjortsberg, William, 1941-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Lakewood, Colo. : Millipede Press, 2006.

©1978
Physical Description:
302 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; London: Hutchinson, 1979.

Includes bonus short story: Sidekick (p. 291-299).
Language:
English
Contents:
Falling angel -- Sidekick.
Geographic Term:
Added Title:
Sidekick.
ISBN:
9781933618081
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A spellbinding novel of murder, mystery, and the occult, "Falling Angel" pits a private eye against the most fearsome adversary a detective ever faced. A routine missing-persons case soon turns into a nightmare of voodoo and black magic. Each book is signed by William Hjortsberg.


Author Notes

William Reinhold Hjortsberg was born in New York City on February 23, 1941. He received a degree in English from Dartmouth College and studied at Yale University and Stanford University. His first novel, Alp, was published in 1969. His other novels included Gray Matters, Symbiography, Toro! Toro! Toro!, Nevermore, and Mañana. His novel, Falling Angel, was adapted into the movie Angel Heart. He wrote a biography of Richard Brautigan entitled Jubilee Hitchhiker. He also wrote screenplays for the B-movie king Roger Corman and Ridley Scott's movie Legend. He died on April 22, 2017 at the age of 76.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Originally published in 1978, Hjortsberg's debut mystery was the basis for the film Angel Heart. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved