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  • Richard Price on 'The Whites'

    Richard Price on 'The Whites'
    In an impressive series of literary crime novels including "Clockers" (1992), "Freedomland" (1998) and "Lush Life" (2008), Richard Price hasn't so much mined the police procedural as hijacked it. Largely uninterested in the staples of the genre — a propulsive, fast-paced plot, suspense designed to keep readers turning the pages — Price takes his time in these richly textured, character-driven, dialogue-heavy novels, weaving a vast urban tapestry in which an ostensibly central police investigation is little more than narrative scaffolding.
  • Review: 'The Whites' by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

    When Richard Price adopted the pen name Harry Brandt for his new novel, "The Whites," this practitioner of hard-edged literary fiction ("Clockers," "Freedomland") did so thinking it would help ease him into a generic mode. But as someone who writes so...

    Phyllis Hope Price

      Phyllis Hope Price, age 91, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Burbank, CA after being hospitalized at St. Joseph Medical Center with a life threatening infection. Phyllis is survived by her five children: Phyllis Johs and husband, Anton,...

    Big loss thrusts 39-year veteran into new role at Mesirow

    Big loss thrusts 39-year veteran into new role at Mesirow
    When news of Chief Executive JamesTyree's death spread through the 12 floors of Mesirow Financial late on March 16, several dozen employees converged on President Richard Price's office to console each other. "There seemed to be a magnetic pull to...

    A trio of literary exercises in makeovers and rebirths

    During one's school days, summer vacation offers the opportunity for reinvention. Who hasn't fantasized about returning in the fall triumphantly sporting a new look, a new skill, a new attitude? If you don't have three months off for that makeover, try...