Critical Mass

Around the World (or New Jersey) with Richard Price


This week, the In Retrospect series is looking back at Richard Price’s 1992 finalist, Clockers. As Mark Athitakis points out, Price actually wrote three novels set in the fictional city of Dempsy, New Jersey: Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He discussed each of them on Charlie Rose shortly after their publication.

On Clockers, June 11, 1992:

(Price segment begins at 19:39)

On Freedomland, June 3, 1998:

(Price segment begins at 14:50)

On Samaritan, January 31, 2003:

(Price segment begins at 41:50)