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Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
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Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best Fact Crime

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.

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01/20/2015
Language:
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Allen Kurzweil. (2015). Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully. Unabridged HarperAudio.

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Allen Kurzweil. 2015. Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully. HarperAudio.

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Allen Kurzweil, Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully. HarperAudio, 2015.

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Allen Kurzweil. Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully. Unabridged HarperAudio, 2015.

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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.

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