Clockers (Paperback)

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Novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Richard Price's bestselling second novel offers "an unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair" (USA Today)

At once an intense mystery and a revealing study of two men, a veteran homicide detective and an innercity crack dealer, on opposite sides of an endless war. Clockers is "powerful . . . harrowing . . . remarkable" (The New York Times Book Review).

About the Author

Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including Lush Life, Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He wrote the screenplays for the films Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best TV writing as a co-writer for the HBO series The Wire. Price was also awarded a Literature Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…

"Triumphant . . . An outstanding accomplishment."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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

"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

"A classic . . . A powerful book."--Newsweek

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312426187
ISBN-10: 0312426186
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: March 4th, 2008
Pages: 611
Language: English