“A MAJOR TALENT IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION”
PRICE, Richard. Bloodbrothers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Octavo, original brown cloth, original dust jacket. $200.
First edition of Price’s highly acclaimed second novel, boldly signed by him, basis for the 1978 film starring Richard Gere.
Hailed as "a major talent in contemporary American fiction" (Newsday), Richard Price followed the success of his first novel The Wanderers (1974) with this blistering urban novel about a construction worker and his family. In Bloodbrothers, "the action is so psychologically 'true' that reading about these Co-op City brawlers is like being only an uppercut away from them" (New York Times). Price, who has gone on to award-winning acclaim as both screenwriter and novelist, here confirms that he clearly achieves "in fiction something like what Martin Scorsese is doing in film" (Washington Post). Basis for the Oscar-nominated 1978 film starring Richard Gere.
A fine signed copy.