David Clive Price Alphabet City

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Alphabet City

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As his marriage disintegrates in a welter of suspicion and accusation, Peter begins to discover a homosexual identity of which he was previously unaware. He tries to escape his past and recreate his identity by fleeing to America. There he is drawn into the bleak sub-culture of lower Manhattan and at the same time into a devouring relationship with Joe, a black actor. The two of them leave on a daredevil trip, running drugs through the Southwest, a trip which takes on the mysterious contours of pursuit and self-destruction. ~~~Edmund White writes: David Price has extracted the heart of New York and delivered it alive and throbbing on the page. This is the underworld that few tourists ever see. David Price has seen it with great clarity.

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David Clive Price was born in London and studied history at Cambridge and in Italy, where he farmed and began to write. Among his books are the travel narratives The Other Italy, Travels in Japan, and Moonlight Over Korea. He has also published travel books on the Forbidden City and Hong Kong, as well a book on the Food of Korea and on Buddhism in Asia. David is a published novelist, with a new novel Chinese Walls, set in the corporate and political world of London and Hong Kong, recently published. His first novel, Alphabet City, was set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and was described by the novelist Edmund White as delivering "the heart of New York, alive and throbbing on the page". David has translated the Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's travel narrative The Scent of India into English. New paperback editions of Moonlight Over Korea, The Other Italy and The Scent of India were published in July 2012. David has completed a new suspense novel, the Venus Post, set in a Shropshire care home, New York and Burma and is currently working on a novel based on the life and death of Carlo Gesulado, Prince of Venosa, a renaissance composer and wife murderer.

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