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From the PublisherPraise for Richard Price and his work:
"Chilling--We 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--in Freedomland."
--The New York Times Book Review
"An enormous achievement--Freedomland is Bonfire of the Vanities without the laughs, New Jersey as the ninth circle of hell, and in the end everyone burns."
"Richard Price is America's Dickens--. It is the rare novelist who doesn't just embellish the evening news but reimagines it in the context of his own America."
--Los Angeles Times
"[Price] is a writer with uncommon brains, heart and nerve."
--The Seattle Times
"A tour de force of character and plot--Freedomland teems with such dead-on detail and briny authenticity that its language must have been inspired by stairwell eavesdropping."
"A big, cinemascope thriller, a novel that captures the racial politics and media madness of the Age of O.J., a novel that transforms today's headlines into a forceful, harrowing drama....a terrific read...Price has written his most powerful novel yet."
--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
"Price shows that he's got the best equipment a novelist can have--that combination of muscularity, insight, and compassion we might call heart."
--Washington Post Book World
"Price pressure cooks the city down to its dense, searing essentials."
--Village Voice Literary Supplement
"Powerful...harrowing...a drama of quite remarkable complexity."
--the New York Times on Clockers
"Clockers is a great piece of work."