Novelist Richard Price

Price is the author of the bestselling novels Clockers, about life in the inner-city world of drug dealing (which was made into a film), and Freedomland, which was inspired by a real-life incident in which a woman alleged a black man carjacked her and took her two children. Price's latest book, Samaritan (Knopf), is about a man who returns to the New Jersey town where he was raised to teach, and the bad consequences of his good intentions. Price is also a screenwriter. His films include Sea of Love, Ransom and The Color of Money. This story first aired Jan. 7, 2003.



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