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Award-winning author Richard Price offers a viscerally affecting and accomplished portrait of inner-city America.

Veteran homicide detective Rocco Klein's passion for the job gave way long ago. His beat is a rough New Jersey neighborhood where the drug murders blur together ... until the day Victor Dunham — a twenty-year-old with a steady job and a clean record — confesses to a shooting outside a fast-food joint. It doesn't take long for Rocco's attention to turn to Victor's brother, a street-corner crack dealer named Strike who seems a more likely suspect for the crime. At once an intense mystery, and a revealing study of two men on opposite sides of an unwinnable war, Clockers is a stunningly well-rendered chronicle of modern life on the streets.

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"A closely observed tour de force." New York Daily News

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"One hell of a book." Washington Post Book World

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"A huge, ambitious novel about cops, kids, and cocaine....Price pressure-cooks the city down to its dense, searing essentials." Village Voice Literary Supplement

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"Price propels each scene with vivid dialog that crackles with realism." Playboy

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"A vital and bold novel rich in unexpected pleasure, with Price generally avoiding melodrama, sentimentality, and stereotype to portray a harsh world with clear-eyed compassion." Kirkus Reviews

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"An unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair." USA Today

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"Page after page explodes with prose as vivid as kinetic art." Chicago Tribune

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"Triumphant...an astounding accomplishment." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"The shooter's identity and motive are the questions on which Price turns this thoroughgoing exploration of Dempsy's dark and gritty underside....At the same time, Price plumbs the remarkably parallel interior worlds of Rocco and Strike." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Price displays a near perfect ear for street language....He gets so deep under the skin of both the cops and the clockers that it's hard to believe he himself has never been either." People

About the Author

Richard Price is the author of six novels and numerous screenplays, including The Color of Money, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Esquire, and he has taught fiction writing at Yale, Columbia, and New York University. In 1999, he received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He and his family live in Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060934989
Author:
Price, Richard
Publisher:
HarperPB
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
Narcotics dealers
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
African American teenagers
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x1.06 in. 1.10 lbs.

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Product details 608 pages Perennial - English 9780060934989 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A closely observed tour de force."
"Review" by , "One hell of a book."
"Review" by , "A huge, ambitious novel about cops, kids, and cocaine....Price pressure-cooks the city down to its dense, searing essentials."
"Review" by , "Price propels each scene with vivid dialog that crackles with realism."
"Review" by , "A vital and bold novel rich in unexpected pleasure, with Price generally avoiding melodrama, sentimentality, and stereotype to portray a harsh world with clear-eyed compassion."
"Review" by , "An unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair."
"Review" by , "Page after page explodes with prose as vivid as kinetic art."
"Review" by , "Triumphant...an astounding accomplishment."
"Review" by , "The shooter's identity and motive are the questions on which Price turns this thoroughgoing exploration of Dempsy's dark and gritty underside....At the same time, Price plumbs the remarkably parallel interior worlds of Rocco and Strike."
"Review" by , "Price displays a near perfect ear for street language....He gets so deep under the skin of both the cops and the clockers that it's hard to believe he himself has never been either."
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