A Grim Tour

Lush Life
Richard Price
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26, 464 pp.

Best known for his 1992 novel Clockers, Richard Price writes gritty and urbane police procedurals whose nuanced realism is informed by modern sociology. In Price’s novels, the modern city is more than a mere setting for a crime; it is a character itself, a perilous, richly populated ecosystem governed by ruthless economic and social forces. There is little hope in Price’s fiction, and even less justice. His plots feature few true villains, but many desperate...

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Stephen Aubrey is a former editorial assistant for Commonweal.

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