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The Resource Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully, Allen Kurzweil

Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully, Allen Kurzweil

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Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully
Title
Whipping boy
Title remainder
the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully
Statement of responsibility
Allen Kurzweil
Title variation
What lies within us
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Language
eng
Summary
"The true account of one boy's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning author 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 hunting down his tormentor, Kurzweil 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 onocled 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 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.Whipping Boy features two 8-page black-and-white photo inserts and 83 images throughout"--
Summary
"The true account of one boy's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning author 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 hunting down his tormentor, Kurzweil 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 paperin his blood," and a onocled 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 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 ofsuffering, nourished by rancor, tempered by wit, and resolved, unexpectedly, in a breathtaking act of personal courage.Whipping Boy features two 8-page black-and-white photo inserts and 83 images throughout"--
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Tone
Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2016.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10392118
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kurzweil, Allen
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurzweil, Allen
  • Bullying
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
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the forty-year search for a twelve-year-old bully
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Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully, Allen Kurzweil
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  • txt
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Control code
ocn896791504
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062269485
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014027555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896791504
Label
Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully, Allen Kurzweil
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896791504
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062269485
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014027555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896791504

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