eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100024670
Released: Jan 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415953198
Narrator/s: Richard Allen
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Ray Mitchell, a former TV writer who has left Hollywood under a cloud, returns to urban Dempsy, New Jersey, hoping to make a difference in the lives of his struggling neighbors. Instead, his very public and emotionally suspect generosity gets him beaten nearly to death. Ray refuses to name his assailant, which makes him intensely interesting to Detective Nerese Ammons, a friend from childhood, who now sets out to unlock the secret of his reticence. Set against the intensely realized backdrop of urban America, the cat and mouse game that unfolds is both morally complex and utterly gripping. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): Richard Price
Original Publish Date: Jan 15, 2008

All formats/editions

Author(s): Richard Price
Product Number EB00173597
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781400040636

Professional reviews

"A white TV writer returns to the "projects" to become a volunteer creative writing teacher. After an assailant nearly kills him, he refuses to identify his attacker. It's up to his black female schoolmate of yore, now a cop nearing retirement, to ferret out the truth. The author uses this schema to touch on issues of race, integrity, loyalty, and poverty. He has a playwright's ear for dialogue and has drawn some memorable characters, whom actor Richard Allen plays vividly. In a soft baritone and steady cadence, Allen tiptoes gingerly through the narrative. He clearly enjoys wrapping his tongue around the passages of street language. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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