Clockers: A Novel

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Award-winning author Richard Price offers a viscerally affecting and accomplished portrait of inner-city America.Veteran 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 ... until the day Victor Dunham -- a twenty-year-old with a steady job and a clean record -- confesses to a shooting outside a fast-food joint. It doesn't take long for Rocco's attention to turn to Victor's brother, a street-corner crack dealer named Strike who seems a more likely suspect for the crime. At once an intense mystery, and a revealing study of two men on opposite sides of an unwinnable war, "Clockers" is a stunningly well-rendered chronicle of modern life on the streets.
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9780312426187
9780395537619
9780547524085
9780060934989
9780380720811
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This modern crime-fiction classic about a cop and a crack dealer is "an unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair" (USA Today).

Rocco Klein, a veteran homicide detective in a New Jersey city just outside Manhattan, has lost his appetite for the wild drama of the street. When a warm June night brings yet another drug murder, Klein has no sense that the case is anything special. A black twenty-year-old steps forward to confess, but a little digging reveals that he's never been in any kind of trouble, whereas his brother runs a crew of street-corner cocaine dealers—clockers—in a nearby housing project.

Soon Klein is sure that Victor Dunham is innocent, sure that his brother, Strike, is the real killer. And suddenly Rocco's hunger for the job is back.

At once an explosive murder mystery and a riveting portrait of two lives on a collision course, Clockers is a gritty tale of suspense from the award-winning screenwriter for HBO's The Wire, a New York Times–bestselling novelist who "gets so deep under the skin of both the cops and the clockers that it's hard to believe he himself has never been either" (People).

"Page after page explodes with prose as vivid as kinetic art." —Chicago Tribune

"Powerful . . . harrowing . . . remarkable." —The New York Times Book Review

"Triumphant . . . an astounding accomplishment." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

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