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The Resource Freedomland, Richard Price

Freedomland, Richard Price

Label
Freedomland
Title
Freedomland
Statement of responsibility
Richard Price
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night. So begins Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a tale set on the same turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to investigate the case of Brenda Martin's missing child is detective Lorenzo Council, a local son of the very housing project targeted as the scene of the crime. Under a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out search for the abducted boy, even as he quietly explores a different possibility: Does Brenda Martin know a lot more about her son's disappearance than she's admitting? Right behind Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an ambitious young reporter from the city's evening paper. Almost immediately, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding something. Relentlessly, she works her way into the distraught mother's fragile world, befriending her even as she looks for the chance to break the biggest story of her career. As the search for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial tension between Dempsey and its mostly white neighbor, Gannon. And when the Gannon police arrest a black man from Dempsey and declare him a suspect, the animosity between the two cities threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the mood turning increasingly ugly, Lorenzo must take desperate measures to get to the bottom of Brenda Martin's story. At once a suspenseful mystery and a brilliant portrait of two cities locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland reveals the heart of the urban American experience--dislocated, furious, yearning--as never before. Richard Price has created a vibrant, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose images will remain long after the final, devastating pages.--Amazon.com
Summary
A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
050728
Cataloging source
CRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R544
LC item number
F74 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Kidnapping
  • Race relations
  • Women journalists
  • Homicide
  • New Jersey
Target audience
adult
Label
Freedomland, Richard Price
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Delta Book."
  • Originally published: Broadway Books, 1998
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9780385335133
Lccn
98010527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)315906701
  • (OCoLC)ocn315906701
  • 515279
Label
Freedomland, Richard Price
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Delta Book."
  • Originally published: Broadway Books, 1998
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9780385335133
Lccn
98010527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)315906701
  • (OCoLC)ocn315906701
  • 515279

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