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Successful Hollywood writer Ray decides to return to the New Jersey projects of his youth in order to give something back to the community, and volunteers to teach creative writing at his old school. But one night he's savagely beaten and rushed to hospital. The only cop interested is a childhood friend, 'Tweetie' Ammons, who owes him one from long ago. It turns out that Ray knows who did it, but he's not talking. Although Tweetie is on the cusp of retirement she is determined to help Ray but finds herself being drawn into a dark and deadly more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 332g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissued
  • 0747598193
  • 9780747598190
  • 423,420

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'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 'Absolutely riveting. Samaritan blew my mind' Stephen King 'Powerful Wise The novel is alive because writers like Price are crafting books like SAMARITAN' Time 'A crafty whodunnit and a compelling character study wholly believable and blessed with wire-sharp wit. The Projects are the most affecting character of all, though - life-draining smears across the landscape that bear silent witness to the poverty and despair behind the American dream. One of the books of the year' Uncutshow more

About Richard Price

Richard Price is the author of five other books. He is also the internationally renowned Hollywood screenwriter of Sea of Love, The Color of Money and more

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1,776 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 17% (301)
4 45% (803)
3 30% (527)
2 7% (129)
1 1% (16)
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