Novelist Richard Price is the author of the bestselling novels, Clockers
about life in the inner city world of drug dealing (which was made into a film) and Freedomland
which was inspired by the real life incident in which a woman alleged a black man carjacked her and took her two children. Price's new book Samaritan
is about a man who returns to the New Jersey town where he was raised and to teaching, and the bad consequences of his good intentions. Price also is a screenwriter with such notable films: Sea of Love
, and The Color of Money
. (Broadcast Date: January 7, 2003)
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