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The Whites

by Richard Price

Quick take

One of the finest novels about a policeman and what a policeman's work consists of, in recent memory.

Why I love it

The author of The Whites is billed as "Richard Price, Writing as Harry Brandt," but it still brings all the realism and lyricism of his previous novels. In the same vein as his previous novels The Wanderers, Clockers, Freedomland, his screenplay for The Color of Money, or even his episodes of The Wire, this novel was intended, as Price has said, to be, "slicker, tighter, faster, mo...