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

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"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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subject_facetAuthors, American -- Biography
Bullying -- Biography
Electronic books
Kurzweil, Allen
title_displayWhipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully
title_fullWhipping Boy The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
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 [electronic resource] / Allen Kurzweil
title_shortWhipping boy
title_subthe forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully
topic_facetAuthors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Bullying
Electronic books
Family & Relationships
Kurzweil, Allen
Nonfiction
True Crime