Ray Mitchell, a former TV writer who has left Hollywood under a cloud, returns to urban Dempsy, New Jersey, hoping to make a difference in the lives of his struggling neighbors. Instead, his very public and emotionally suspect generosity gets him beaten nearly to death. Ray refuses to name his assailant, which makes him intensely interesting to Detective Nerese Ammons, a friend from childhood, who now sets out to unlock the secret of his reticence. Set against the intensely realized backdrop of urban America, the cat and mouse game that unfolds is both morally complex and utterly gripping.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing
This is a very good read. Clever and original Keeps you reading. Ray who is a writes for TV moves back to New Jersey to give something back. He helps children write. He gets attacked in his house, his ... Read full review
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Ray Mitchell grew up in public housing in Richard Price’s fictional city of Dempsy, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City. After a stint as an English teacher, then as a cocaine ... Read full review
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