Clockers: A Novel (Paperback)
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 several novels, including Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He won a 2007 Edgar Award for his writing on the HBO series The Wire.
“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