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Freedomland: A Novel

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Freedomland: A Novel

by Price, Richard

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ISBN 10
0767900243
ISBN 13
9780767900249
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Broadway Books, 1998. First edition, first printing. Flatsigned on title page. Unread and as new in like DJ with 'Autographed' sticker to front. Ephemera included: 'A discussion with Richard Price on Freedomland' audiocassette. Tape as new, in shrinkwrap. 546 pp.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.

Synopsis

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. Freedomland hit bestseller lists from coast to coast, including those of the Boston Globe, USA Today and Los Angeles Times; garnered universally rave reviews; and was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the Imus American Book Award and as a New York Times Notable Book. On May 11, this highly lauded bestseller is available in paperback for the first time. 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.From the Paperback edition.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
5630
Title
Freedomland: A Novel
Author
Price, Richard
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0767900243
ISBN 13
9780767900249
Publisher
Broadway Books
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date Published
1998
Keywords
NEW JERSEY FICTION WOMEN JOURNALISTS
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Signed & Inscribed;

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