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The Resource Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade, Walter Kirn

Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade, Walter Kirn

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Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade
Title
Blood will out
Title remainder
the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade
Statement of responsibility
Walter Kirn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1998, the author, then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage, set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew the author deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. This story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As the author uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, he learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, the author attends his old friend's murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom the author realizes he barely knew, a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: the author himself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Kirn, Walter
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6760.G47
LC item number
K57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gerhartsreiter, Christian
  • Kirn, Walter
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Murderers
Label
Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade, Walter Kirn
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780871404510
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013046327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn864808727
  • (OCoLC)864808727
Label
Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade, Walter Kirn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780871404510
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013046327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn864808727
  • (OCoLC)864808727

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