Author(s): Richard Price


The New York Times-bestselling author's "harrowing" novel about a cop and a crack dealer--the basis for the acclaimed Spike Lee film (The New York Times).
Rocco Klein, a veteran homicide detective in a New Jersey city just outside Manhattan, has lost his appetite for the wild drama of the street. When a warm June night brings yet another drug murder, Klein has no sense that the case is anything special. A black twenty-year-old steps forward to confess, but a little digging reveals that he's never been in any kind of trouble, whereas his brother runs a crew of street-corner cocaine dealers--clockers--in a nearby housing project.
Soon Klein is sure that Victor Dunham is innocent, sure that his brother, Strike, is the real killer. And suddenly Rocco's hunger for the job is back.
At once an explosive murder mystery and a riveting portrait of two lives on a collision course, Clockers is a gritty tale of suspense from the award-winning screenwriter for HBO's The Wire, a New York Times-bestselling novelist who "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).
"Page after page explodes with prose as vivid as kinetic art." --Chicago Tribune
"Powerful . . . Harrowing . . . Remarkable." --The New York Times Book Review
"Triumphant . . . An astounding accomplishment." --The Philadelphia Inquirer


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Clockers has been rejacketed to accompany the paperback launch of Richard Price's highly-acclaimed new crime thriller, Lush Life. Richard Price is an award-winning writer for the HBO series The Wire, which has been called the greatest television series of all time and has acquired a growing legion of fans. Richard Price is an internationally bestselling author and is acclaimed by other crime and thriller writers including Dennis Lehane and James Patterson.

'The most heralded work of fiction to come out of New York since Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities ...While Wolfe's high-rollers only dipped a toe into the dark side, Price gives us all the raw detail of the street...timely, majestic' Time Out 'Big, shocking, powerful...resounds with vivid detail' Independent on Sunday 'Dazzling ... An odyssey of cops, drugs, survival and power ... A closely-observed tour de force' New York Daily News 'One hell of a book ... Price shows that he's got the best equipment a novelist can have - that combination of muscularity, insight and compassion' Washington Post

Richard Price spent four years with dealers and cops on the streets of urban America researching the raw material for Clockers. His first novel, The Wanderers, was a literary sensation when it was published in 1974. Three other novels followed - Bloodbrothers, Ladies' Man, and The Breaks, but more recently Price has become one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters. The Color of Money - for which he received an Oscar Nomination - and Sea of Love are two of his credits. Clockers was directed by Spike Lee and starred Harvey Keitel and John Turturro.

General Fields

  • : 9780747598206
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
  • : June 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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