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Price, Richard. FREEDOMLAND. New York City, NY: Broadway Books, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 546 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's sixth novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Like his previous novels, a crime drama set in the slums of fictional Dempsy, New Jersey. "His language is street-fresh, his dialogue as if eaves-dropped; his characters are soulful, flawed, dead real. Price's experience as a screenwriter shows in the dramatic arc of his tale, but the novel is no less powerful. Within its structural confines, the story line veers in unexpected directions, with each detour bringing readers closer to Price's ultimate vision: That our nation's hope lies not in social movements but in the flame of humaneness that flickers in each of us, cop and criminal, black and white" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the controversial film by Joe Roth, with Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore. A "must-have" title for Richard Price collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Richard Price. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time even though it went into subsequent printing. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RICHARD PRICE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0767900243. $40.00

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