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Richard Price’s most recent book “The Whites,” centers around the criminals who get away with awful crimes and become obsessions for the police first assigned to their case. Writing under his pseudonym Harry Brandt, Price names these criminals after the great white whale in Moby Dick.
Price, who has written eight books as well as for the TV show “The Wire,” talks with Jeffrey Brown about the four-year writing process behind “The Whites,” as well as why writing a novel has become more challenging for Price over time and how technology has altered attitudes toward the police.
“It’s so easy to make it global, because everybody is a news reporter as long as you have a cell phone,” Price said.
Below, Price reads a passage from “The Whites”:
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