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Author Kurzweil, Allen.

Title Whipping boy [overdrive ebook] : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully / Allen Kurzweil.

Publisher New York : Harper Audio, [2015]


Note Title details screen (OverDrive; viewed July 17, 2015).
Downloadable audio file.
Performer(S) Read by the author.
Synopsis The true account of one man's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully. Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles Allen Kurzweil's search for his twelve-year-old nemesis, a bully named Cesar Augustus. The obsessive inquiry, which spans some forty years, takes Kurzweil all over the world, from a Swiss boarding school (where he endures horrifying cruelty) to the slums of Manila, from the Park Avenue boardroom of the world's largest law firm to a federal prison camp in Southern California. While tracking down his tormentor, the author encounters an improbable cast of characters that includes an elocution teacher with ill-fitting dentures, a gang of faux-royal swindlers, a crime investigator with "paper in his blood," and a monocled grand master of the Knights of Malta. Yet for all its global exoticism and comic exuberance, Kurzweil's riveting account is, at its core, a heartfelt and suspenseful narrative about the "parallel lives" of a victim and his abuser. A scrupulously researched and richly illustrated work of nonfiction that renders a childhood menace into an unlikely muse, Whipping Boy is much more than a tale of karmic retribution; it is a poignant meditation on loss, memory, and mourning, a surreal odyssey born out of suffering, nourished by rancor, tempered by wit, and resolved, unexpectedly, in a breathtaking act of personal courage.
Subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Kurzweil, Allen.
Bullying -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Kurzweil, Allen. (OCoLC)fst01499392
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Bullying. (OCoLC)fst00841557
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Overdrive Ebook.
Alt Author HarperCollins (Firm)
ISBN 9780062308573
Music # Z100087370 Recorded Books