Richard Price’s first novel, The Wanderers, is a coming-of-age story revolving around several young, violent gang members in 1960’s New York. The novel, which Price wrote in his early 20s, is oft-cited as a literary masterpiece amongst his peers. Since that time, Price published Clockers (subsequently adapted into a film directed by Spike Lee), Bloodbrothers, Freedomland, Lush Life, and The Whites (published under the pen name, Harry Brandt). Along with fellow novelists Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos, Price wrote for the cult-classic The Wire, and, most recently, wrote the screenplay for HBO’s miniseries, The Night Of. Below is a selection of Price’s favorite novels. Feel free to click on the images for more information (via Amazon).
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