Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312426187, 611pp.
Publication Date: March 4, 2008
Novelist and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Richard Price's bestselling second novel offers "an unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair" ("USA Today")
At once an intense mystery and a revealing study of two men, a veteran homicide detective and an innercity crack dealer, on opposite sides of an endless war. "Clockers "is "powerful . . . harrowing . . . remarkable" ("The New York Times Book Review").
"Triumphant . . . An outstanding accomplishment."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A huge, ambitious novel about cops, kids, and cocaine . . . Price pressure-cooks the city down to its dense, searing essentials."--The Village Voice
"Page after page explodes with a prose as vivid as kinetic art."--Chicago Tribune
"Price displays a near-perfect ear for street language. . . . He 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
"A classic . . . A powerful book."--Newsweek