Author: Richard Price
Areas Featured: Lower East Side

One of America's greatest living writers of dialogue, Richard Price made a name for himself with Clockers, the thoroughly-researched crime novel that paved the way for his stint as a writer on The Wire. Lush Life finds Price walking the crime beat to great effect, investigating a murder in the Lower East Side. Though the crime seems open-and-shut, its tendrils extend deeply into the myriad of cultures brushing up against each other in the rapidly-evolving neighborhood. Tracing its causes and effects provides Price with the perfect excuse to dig into the diverse milieu of the LES. RS