Ray Mitchell is lying in a hospital bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, his head a bloody mess of swabs and bandages. He knows who did it, but he's not saying. He had been a successful and wealthy TV scriptwriter, but returned to the mean streets of Dempsey, New Jersey, in order to give something back to the community where he grew up. But being charitable isn't always easy, and parachuting back into his childhood life was never going to be without its difficulties. His attempt to be a 'good man' leads him down many dark avenues, where his ostentatious displays of wealth can only incite trouble. In true Richard Price tradition, "Samaritan" has all the elements of a thriller and all the depth and beauty and characterisation of a literary masterpiece.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 114.3 x 175.26 x 40.64mm | 294.83g
- 05 Jan 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- Export and UK open market ed
About Richard Price
Richard Price is the author of Clockers, Freedomland, Ladies Man, The Wanderers and Blood Brothers. He is also an internationally reknown Hollywood screenwriter - Sea of Love, The Colour of Money, Ransom.
'Richard Price is the finest writer about contemporary urban America on the planet, and SAMARITAN confirms it. This writer is at the peak of his powers ... a story so good you never want it to end' Daily Mail He is one of those rare writers who doesn't see why an ability to entertain and enthrall should come at a cost' Evening Standard