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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."