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eBook Freedomland download

by Richard Price

eBook Freedomland download ISBN: 0767900243
Author: Richard Price
Publisher: Broadway Books; 1st edition (May 11, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 560
ePub: 1194 kb
Fb2: 1334 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In 1998, Richard Price returned to the gritty urban landscape of his national bestseller Clockers to produce Freedomland.

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PRAISE FOR FREEDOMLAND CHILLIN. e have come to expect many rewards from Price’s work, yet none of his previous novels have quite prepared us for the force of sympathy he is able to generate. Praise for. Freedomland.

After reading Freedomland, Richard Price quickly became my guilty pleasure. I have since listened to the audio version of "Lush Life" (great audio, fantastic text), and read "Clockers. There are one or two more sitting on my bookshelf. Yes it's a cops novel, but the questions is not whodunnit, it's something deeper and better. Here, there are real racial tension issues and questions of the role of a reporter, a cop, and a mother, in figuring out what happened to a kid.

Price graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1967 and obtained a BA from Cornell Universi Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Also writes under the pen name Harry Brandt. A self-described "middle class Jewish kid," Price grew up in a housing project in the northeast Bronx. Today, he lives in New York City with his family. Price graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1967 and obtained a BA from Cornell University and an MFA from Columbia.

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.

In Freedomland, Richard Price returns to the gritty terrain he first explored in Clockers

The celebrated author of Clockers delivers his most compelling and accomplished novel to date. A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night.

Freedomland is a mystery novel by Richard Price. A woman staggers into a local hospital, too dazed to speak. As the doctors and police try to puzzle out her injuries, her story comes out. She was thrown to the ground and her car was stolen.

In Freedomland, Richard Price returns to the gritty terrain he first explored in Clockers. This time, the fictional (but all too convincing) urban eyesore of Dempsy, New Jersey, is convulsed by a high-profile carjacking. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle AwardVeteran 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.

Authors : Price, Richard. Product Category : Books. List Price (MSRP) : 1. 9. Publication Date : 2006-06-05. Freedomland by Richard Price (Paperback, 2006). Brand new: lowest price.

The celebrated author of Clockers delivers his most compelling and accomplished novel to date.A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night.So begins Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a tale set on the same turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to investigate the case of Brenda Martin's missing child is detective Lorenzo Council, a local son of the very housing project targeted as the scene of the crime. Under a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out search for the abducted boy, even as he quietly explores a different possibility: Does Brenda Martin know a lot more about her son's disappearance than she's admitting?Right behind Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an ambitious young reporter from the city's evening paper. Almost immediately, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding something. Relentlessly, she works her way into the distraught mother's fragile world, befriending her even as she looks for the chance to break the biggest story of her career.As the search for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial tension between Dempsey and its mostly white neighbor, Gannon. And when the Gannon police arrest a black man from Dempsey and declare him a suspect, the animosity between the two cities threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the mood turning increasingly ugly, Lorenzo must take desperate measures to get to the bottom of Brenda Martin's story.At once a suspenseful mystery and a brilliant portrait of two cities locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland reveals the heart of the urban American experience--dislocated, furious, yearning--as never before. Richard Price has created a vibrant, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose images will remain long after the final, devastating pages.
Comments: (7)
Golden freddi
This guy's my favourite fiction writer these days, and I think I've enjoyed this book more than any of his others I've read. Despite the cultural differences between us (I'm a country hermit on the Qld/NSW border, a long way from New York), I get much of his humour, and there's plenty in there to get, along with suspense, pathos, tragedy, and a whole lot of other feelings and moods that he creates so effortlessly - perhaps not but he makes it look effortless.
I like also that he writes a story right to the end, without losing the realisticity (well may you underline in red) of its direction and arrival.
My friends, if I had any, would I think see my tastes as somewhat alien so my recommendation may not be worth much to anyone, but I'm happy to go on record with it all the same.
Keep writing Richard, it's a wasteland out there apart from your work.
Zbr
This is not an easy book to get through because of the intense emotions and the bleak worlds it portrays. After I had finished Price's more recent novel, I was expecting more focus on the police and the victims of injustice and oppression, but this is much more. It is an opening up of a mind in turmoil, a much broader look at the variety of law enforcement players, and more realism on the paucity of options available in American society. It captures the humanity of so many people.
Tuliancel
Having worked, gone to school & all but lived in Jersey City for years, I was drawn to reading this book that was inspired by the things the author saw when living there. It proved to be the riveting, dark, & gritty urban crime drama it is claimed to be. It struggles slightly at a few points in the middle as the story gets bogged down by the author's detailed character & scene development. However, it's worth it. The characters & location are so vividly developed that they never not seem to be real.
Welahza
Richard Price is a masterful storyteller. This one fictionalizes a true-life horrific crime that was both shocking and heartbreaking. The writing is mesmerizing. He's got street patois down perfectly, without sounding gimmicky or over-the-top. Highly recommend.
Ger
An overly-long, maddeningly slow novel with zero suspense and filigreed with detail masquerading as character development. A very disappointing novel by this usually fine author.
Marinara
Not particularly happy with this purchase because there is no audio narration. I need to hear my books, I listen while driving.
Tekasa
I've heard a lot about Richard Price. He's a great writer. Good ear. Knows his stuff, etc. etc. And he may be all of these things, have all these capabilities; but this is a downer book. I picked it up, read the first fifty pages, glanced at some middle parts and read the ending and put it down as a waste of time. Noir all the way. Conventional characters. Depressing - nay, deadly, locale. And in the end it gets you absolutely nowhere. Nothing there at all.
At 655 pages, the book weighs about 28 pounds, so don't look to this as "light" reading. It won't fit easily in a purse, and it's hard to grip if you're reading in bed at night and have to lie on your side to not wake the boyfriend.

As big as it is, it sometimes feels claustrophobic because it follows, minute by excruciating minute, a series of events that take place over a few hot summer days. At times I wanted to scream, "Get me out of here!", wishing for a different book with breaks in the plot line, stretching the story out over weeks or months or changes of season.

Nonetheless I couldn't put "Freedomland" down. Heavy as it is. It punched me in the gut more than once and by the end I felt as battered as most of the main characters.

Everyone involved with this book, characters as well as readers, ends up bruised in some way, or dead.