Lush Life

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2008 - Large type books - 455 pages
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'So, what do you do?' Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter . . . But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn't say tending bar. He was going places-until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric one night and pulled a gun. At least, that's Eric's version.

In Lush Life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the 'new' New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour. Lush Lifeis an X-ray of the street in the age of no broken windows and 'quality of life' squads, from a writer whose "tough, gritty brand of social realism . . . reads like a movie in prose' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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User Review  - Nigel Bird - Goodreads

Richard Price is a heavyweight of a writer that's for sure. For the first seven rounds of Lush Life, he's out like Cassius Clay, speed and footwork, nifty combinations and power, mouth and trousers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

The Lower East Side of New York City has multiple faces. Two are explored in this book. "Bohemers" live in pricy apartments surrounded by popular bars and trendy restaurants where the night life draws ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He won a 2007 Edgar Award for his writing on the HBO series The Wire.

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