The Wanderers

The Wanderers

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The Wanderers, a teenage gang in the Bronx of the early 1960s, are just trying to stay alive - and maybe have a little sex. But it's not going to be easy. They're facing murderous parents, unimpressed girls, an all-Chinese gang and a pack of mute Irish maniacs, apathetic teachers, and a ten-year-old cold-blooded killer. Against these odds, will the Wanderers get what they're after?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747574634
  • 9780747574637
  • 224,237

About Richard Price

Richard Price spent four years with dealers and cops on the streets of urban America researching the raw material for Clockers. His first novel, The Wanderers, was a literary sensation when it was published in 1974. Price has become one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters. Clockers was made into a film directed by Spike Lee and starring Harvey Keitel and John Turturro. Richard Price's most recent novel is Samaritan.
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'Richard Price is the finest writer about contemporary urban America on the planet' Daily Mail 'Price gives us all the raw details of the street' Time Out 'A deeply moving account of confused and spiritually underprivileged youth' William Burroughs 'I haven't read a better fictional account of the dark side of the American Dream in years' John Fowles
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Review Text

Set in the Bronx in the early 1960s, this novel tells the story of a teenage gang who are desperately trying to stay alive. They are faced with murderous parents, an all-Chinese gang, and a ten year old cold-blooded killer.
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1,399 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 27% (384)
4 42% (582)
3 26% (357)
2 4% (62)
1 1% (14)
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