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The celebrated author of Clockers delivers his most compelling and accomplished novel to date.

A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night.

So begins Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a tale set on the same turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to investigate the case of Brenda Martin's missing child is detective Lorenzo Council, a local son of the very housing project targeted as the scene of the crime. Under a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out search for the abducted boy, even as he quietly explores a different possibility: Does Brenda Martin know a lot more about her son's disappearance than she's admitting?

Right behind Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an ambitious young reporter from the city's evening paper. Almost immediately, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding something. Relentlessly, she works her way into the distraught mother's fragile world, befriending her even as she looks for the chance to break the biggest story of her career.

As the search for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial tension between Dempsey and its mostly white neighbor, Gannon. And when the Gannon police arrest a black man from Dempsey and declare him a suspect, the animosity between the two cities threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the mood turning increasingly ugly, Lorenzo must take desperate measures to get to the bottom of Brenda Martin's story.

At once a suspenseful mystery and a brilliant portrait of two cities locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland reveals the heart of the urban American experience--dislocated, furious, yearning--as never before. Richard Price has created a vibrant, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose images will remain long after the final, devastating pages.

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Relates an emotionally charged story of a white woman who claims her son has been kidnapped and an African American detective who suspects her of infanticide.

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Richard Price is the author of five previous novels; the most recent, Clockers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and Esquire, and he has taught fiction writing at Yale, NYU, and Columbia. He and his family live in Manhattan.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307477682
Publisher:
Delta
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Price, Richard
Author:
Price Richard
Author:
of five previous novels
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Unmarried mothers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051129
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
672

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Product details 672 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307477682 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Relates an emotionally charged story of a white woman who claims her son has been kidnapped and an African American detective who suspects her of infanticide.
"Synopsis" by , Richard Price is the author of five previous novels; the most recent, Clockers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and Esquire, and he has taught fiction writing at Yale, NYU, and Columbia. He and his family live in Manhattan.

From the Hardcover edition.

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