Clockers

Clockers

Book - 1992
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1992.
ISBN: 9780395537619
0395537614
9780747598206
Branch Call Number: PRICE
Characteristics: 599 p. ; 25 cm.

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Ross_Paterson
Dec 03, 2009

The basis of so much 'urban' literature. A great study of two men, though it has flaws (characters that just drop out and never return). I wanted to keep reading about these people's lives long after the book finished.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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