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By Meyer Levin,Marcia Clark,Gabriel Levin

Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have all of it: wealth, intelligence, and the area at their toes as a part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish group of Twenties Chicago. Artie is good-looking, athletic, and renowned, yet he possesses a hidden, robust sadistic streak and a wish to dominate. Judd is a weedy introvert, a genius who longs for a significant other whom he can idolize and worship. captivated with Nietzsche’s proposal of the superhuman, either boys choose to end up that they're above the legislation of guy by means of arbitrarily choosing and murdering a Jewish boy of their neighborhood.

This new version of Meyer Levin's vintage literary mystery Compulsion reintroduces the fictionalized case of Leopold and Loeb – as soon as thought of the "crime of the century" – to a brand new new release. This incisive mental portrait of 2 younger murderers seized the mind's eye of an period and is usually well-known as paving the best way for the 1st non-fiction novel. Compulsion forces us to invite what drives a few additional into darkness, and a few to hunt redemption.

Heartbreaking because it is gripping, Compulsion is written with a stressful and penetrating strength that led the Los Angeles Times to name Levin, “the most vital Jewish author of his times.”

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