The Bad in Goodness

In his last two books, Richard Price journeyed to the streets. In this powerful novel, he explores himself

RICHARD PRICE GREW up in a housing project in the Bronx. He lives now with his wife and two teenage daughters in a fancy-funky town house off Gramercy Park in Manhattan, the kind of place you head for after you make a few million as a novelist and screenwriter. The author of Clockers and Freedomland--lush, knowing, best-selling books about struggle and redemption in the projects--has been up in that high-priced league for more than a decade. Which means that in the eyes of the world, he suffers from a variation of the Bruce Springsteen Problem. You can't help wanting a guy...

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