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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00
Ray Mitchell, a former TV writer who has left Hollywood under a cloud, returns to urban Dempsy, New Jersey, hoping to make a difference in the lives of his struggling neighbors. Instead, his very public and emotionally suspect generosity gets him beaten nearly to death. Ray refuses to name his assailant, which makes him intensely interesting to Detective... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50
Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, anthropologist Richard Price encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living in a rough shantytown on the outskirts of Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy is a time traveler who crosses boundaries between centuries, continents,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99
In 1998, Richard Price returned to the gritty urban landscape of his national bestseller Clockers to produce Freedomland , a searing and unforgettable novel about a hijacked car, a missing child, and an embattled neighborhood polarized by racism, distrust, and accusation. Freedomland hit bestseller lists from coast to coast, including those of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.99
So, what do you do?" Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter . . . But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young,... more...
- Picador 2011; US$ 15.99
Kenny Becker just dumped his girlfriend--the reasons are a little complex. Young and newly unemployed, his main assets at the moment are six-pack abs and a healthy libido--he?s ready to get out, find a little action, and maybe find himself too. But New York is no place for the lonely, and with one meaningless sexual encounter after another, Kenny... more...
- Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51
Teasing, funny and celebratory - Rays is a wry and tender lover's gift. Continuing Richard Price's virtuosic playfulness of form, it improvises on the formal shape of sonnet and canzone, charging them with the energy of blues and rock, glimpsing narratives of desire. In a restless, sleepless landscape where language becomes shrill, an alphabet of... more...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51
?The Patient? suffers a brain haemorrhage. Small World grows out of the days before and after. It has the authority of lived experience, beginning with what Price dubs ?existential family poems?: honed, lyrical, they explore the dynamics of modern life. Price?s poems observe and reflect, revisiting and deepening the themes of his earlier books. These... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.95
Centered on recurring themes of sleep and sleeplessness, this delicate collection of poetry explores the nuances of human relationships. Beginning provocatively with a “translation? of Shakespeare?s 18th sonnet, the poems offer witty, tender, and lyrical reflections on the intricate suffusion of desire within both private and public forms of expression.... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99
At times angry and despairing, these poems evoke hospital conditions and social attitudes toward the ill, but focus on the intricate reality of living day to day and trying to bring memory to bear on the future. In this collection, ?The Patient? suffers a brain hemorrhage, causing the poet to carefully examine the days before and after this heartbreaking... more...