By Richard Price

ISBN-10: 038533513X

ISBN-13: 9780385335133

ISBN-10: 0440226449

ISBN-13: 9780440226444

ISBN-10: 0739322613

ISBN-13: 9780739322611

ISBN-10: 0767900243

ISBN-13: 9780767900249

In 1998, Richard rate again to the gritty city panorama of his nationwide bestseller Clockers to provide Freedomland, a searing and unforgettable novel a couple of hijacked vehicle, a lacking baby, and an embattled local polarized via racism, mistrust, and accusation.  Freedomland hit bestseller lists from coast to coast, together with these of the Boston Globe, USA Today and Los Angeles Times; garnered universally rave experiences; and was once chosen because the Grand Prize Winner of the Imus American publication Award and as a New York Times extraordinary Book.  On may perhaps eleven, this hugely lauded bestseller comes in paperback for the 1st time.

A white lady, her fingers gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and declares that she has simply been carjacked by means of a black guy. yet then comes the scary twist: Her younger son was once asleep within the again seat, and he has now disappeared into the night.

So starts Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a story set at the comparable turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to enquire the case of Brenda Martin's lacking baby is detective Lorenzo Council, an area son of the very housing venture specified because the scene of the crime. below a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out look for the kidnapped boy, at the same time he quietly explores a distinct threat: Does Brenda Martin understand much more approximately her son's disappearance than she's admitting?

Right in the back of Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an formidable younger reporter from the city's night paper. presently, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding anything. Relentlessly, she works her means into the distraught mother's fragile global, befriending her at the same time she appears for the opportunity to damage the most important tale of her career.

As the quest for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial stress among Dempsey and its quite often white neighbor, Gannon. And whilst the Gannon police arrest a black guy from Dempsey and claim him a suspect, the animosity among the 2 towns threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the temper turning more and more gruesome, Lorenzo needs to take determined measures to resolve Brenda Martin's story.

At as soon as a suspenseful secret and an excellent portrait of 2 towns locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland finds the guts of the city American experience--dislocated, livid, yearning--as by no means ahead of. Richard cost has created a colourful, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose photos will stay lengthy after the ultimate, devastating pages.

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