Clockers

Clockers

Book - 2001 | 1st Perennial ed.
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In the dark depths of a New Jersey city, a burnt-out homicide detective obsessed with justice chases a street-smart teenaged "clocker"--a neighborhood crack dealer--through the streets of hell. By the author of The Wanderers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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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: New York : Perennial, 2001.
Edition: 1st Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780060934989
0060934980
Characteristics: 593 p. ; 21 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 27, 2018

This book was way, way too long (over 600 pages). It's like it never got edited. Spike Lee filmed it in 1995 and Price co-wrote the screenplay. If it was released today, a white writer doing black characters and slang might be found problematic.

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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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