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Murder on the Lower East Side

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Richard PriceRichard Price, master of urban crime fiction, has written a new novel set in the changing landscape of the Lower East Side is Lush Life. It focuses on the events surrounding the seemingly-random murder of a bartender.

Events: Richard Price will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 pm
Union Square Barnes & Noble
33 East 17 Street

Richard Price will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, April 15 at at 6:30 pm
The Tenement Museum
108 Orchard Street (between Delancey and Broome Streets)

Richard Price will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm
192 Books
192 10th Avenue (at 21st Street)
Seating is limited, please call (212) 255-4022 for reservations.

Guests:

Richard Price

Comments [10]

Joe Adams from Bergen County, New Jersey

From where did the author get his title? I think of him as a "I Heard It on the Grapevine" man as opposed to a Billy Strayhorn or Nat King Cole man.

Apr. 03 2008 01:22 PM
Tricia from nyc

G1 - yeah, that's what i think: it seems like common sense. but nicole had a different sense of the world. the boy had already severely hurt her friends, & she thought that talking straight-up would bring him to his senses so he'd realize he'd just wanted to get some cash (& harass people who angered him with their laughter while he was miserable). he was high or whatever & didn't have any senses left. she didn't see it as a taunt, but he did. (& she didn't have more money than he did.)

Apr. 03 2008 01:21 PM
G1 from Brooklyn

I don't think he was blaming the victim, but you don't have to be from "around here" to know it's a bad idea to taunt someone who's pointing a gun at you. That's just common sense.

Apr. 03 2008 01:06 PM
Paul from NYC

Sorry, but I also got the impression that the victims were to blame... and a sensationalistic story was being written at their expense. I didn't feel much sympathy coming from the author, maybe it just didn't come across...

Apr. 03 2008 01:03 PM
ilteris

I live on Orchard St.
this is very very sad story...

Apr. 03 2008 01:01 PM
al oof from brooklyn

real estate is so violence. nice quote.

that said, there are a lot of yuppies on the lower east side. it's not a judgement, i just mean, they aren't in school, they aren't arty. they're just upper middle class businessy types.

Apr. 03 2008 12:53 PM
Tricia from nyc


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/nyregion/28murder.html

Apr. 03 2008 12:50 PM
Tricia from nyc

btw, please don't blame the victim. it's disgusting. she didn't know what to do 'cause she wasn't from here. she DID acknowledge those around her, and so did jeffrey. she took bought dinner for a homeless man on her block every night. she was executed by a stupid young drunk boy with a gun.

Apr. 03 2008 12:47 PM
Tricia from nyc

this isn't fiction. it's my friend jeffrey's story. change the victim's gender. sorry, jeffrey.

Apr. 03 2008 12:43 PM
joshle

Richard, what is your reaction to Madonna's recent comment that NYC has lost its magical edge (paraphrasing)?

Apr. 03 2008 12:11 PM

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