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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...

    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...

    We must sacrifice now to ensure future stability

    To President Obama and members of Congress: When will you as leaders and representatives of a very large group of seniors start to wake up and realize, that the United States government cannot continue to pay for everything. At the age of 81, I do look...

    Monkey's Paw book club

    Monkey's Paw book club
    Our club is made up of all men ranging in age from 27 to 43. Most of us are business professionals, although we do have a couple of starving artists in the group. We have been meeting monthly in coffee shops on the city's North and South Sides for...