The Royal Family - Vollmann, William T

Henry Tyler is a failing private detective in San Francisco. When the love of his life commits suicide, he clings despairingly to her ghost. Struggling to turn his grief into something precious, Henry enters into new life of nightmare beauty and degradations as he attempts to track down the legendary Queen of the Prostitutes.

The Royal Family 2001, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780141002002

Trade paperback

The Royal Family 2000, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670891672