By Meyer Levin,Marcia Clark,Gabriel Levin

Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have all of it: wealth, intelligence, and the area at their ft as a part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish neighborhood of Nineteen Twenties Chicago. Artie is good-looking, athletic, and well known, 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. passionate about Nietzsche’s proposal of the superhuman, either boys choose to turn out that they're above the legislation of guy through arbitrarily deciding upon and murdering a Jewish boy of their neighborhood.

This re-creation 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 mostly famous as paving the way in which 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 demanding and penetrating strength that led the Los Angeles Times to name Levin, “the most important Jewish author of his times.”

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