The Breaks (The Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)

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9780140070378: The Breaks (The Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)

Peter "Speedo" Keller is the first college graduate in his working class family - majoring in English, minoring as class clown. His lurching entrance into adult life includes a fantasy-arousing interlude as a telephone sales solicitor and a mind-deadening stint at the post office.

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"A glorious, gritty comedy." --"The New Yorker

""Richard Price is to fiction what Martin Scorsese is to film....He has a genuine gift; his style is energetic, his eye for catching the minutiae of pop culture is keen, he swings to the jangling rhythms of city life." --"The Washington Post Book World"

"A glorious, gritty comedy." --"The New Yorker
""Richard Price is to fiction what Martin Scorsese is to film....He has a genuine gift; his style is energetic, his eye for catching the minutiae of pop culture is keen, he swings to the jangling rhythms of city life." --"The Washington Post Book World"

A glorious, gritty comedy. "The New Yorker"

Richard Price is to fiction what Martin Scorsese is to film....He has a genuine gift; his style is energetic, his eye for catching the minutiae of pop culture is keen, he swings to the jangling rhythms of city life. "The Washington Post Book World""

About the Author:

Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including "Lush Life, Clockers, Freedomland, "and "Samaritan." He wrote the screenplays for the films" Sea of Love, Ransom, " and "The Color of Money," for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best TV writing as a co-writer for the HBO series "The Wire." Price was also awarded a Literature Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

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