“In 1954, at the height of his fame, Wright published a thriller with a white psychotic hero. The literary world did not approve.”
In 1992, there were 2,641 bank robberies in Los Angeles — “one every 45 minutes of each banking day.” How did L.A. become the epicenter of the heist? Thanks to the dangerous combination of cars, convenience, and cocaine.
The body of a murdered woman was found outside the library where the author used to read as a young girl. The library, once a safe space to learn, dream, and indulge her imagination, became ominous and dangerous, a place where readers could get choked with the bag that held their books, a place for the brain and body.