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Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date January 20, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781481532556
ISBN-10 1481532553
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 5 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: [*Read by the author - Allen Kurzweil]

The true account of one boy's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.

Equal parts investigative memoir, crime procedural, and revenge thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles the author's real-life search for the childhood nemesis who has haunted his life for over forty years.

Abused as a ten-year-old at a prestigious English boarding school nestled in the Swiss Alps, Allen Kurzweil, author of the acclaimed bestseller A Case of Curiosities, takes the reader around the world - from the Vienna Woods to the slums of Manila to the boardroom of the world's largest law firm high above New York City - to locate and confront his long-lost tormentor, a twelve-year-old named Cesar Augustus who tied him up and whipped him to the strains of Jesus Christ Superstar.

What begins as an anxiety-fueled quest for revenge takes an elaborate detour when the author discovers that Cesar has recently been released from federal prison for his role in a byzantine scheme perpetrated by a felonious duke, a Congolese king, a fugitive prince who traces his roots back to Vlad the Impaler, and a spats-wearing baron born in Toledo, Ohio.

You can't make this stuff up (unless you're a world-class swindler). By chance, Kurzweil finds himself privy to the voluminous files of the federal prosecutor who brought Cesar to justice, and a journalist's curiosity clashes with a victim's fear of facing down his old nemesis.

A scrupulously researched work of non-fiction that reads like a John Le Carré novel, Whipping Boy is more than a tale of karmic retribution. It is a heartfelt and darkly comic meditation on forgetfulness and memory, trauma and recovery, born of suffering and nourished by obsession, and resolved in a final act of courage.



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Hardcover
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Harpercollins (January 19, 2016)
9780062269492 | details & prices | 291 pages | 3.00 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.99
This edition also contains Whipping Boy: The Forty-year Search for My Twelve-year-old Bully
About: Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best Fact CrimeThe true account of one boy’s lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 20, 2015)
9781481532556 | details & prices | 6.00 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $39.99
About: [*Read by the author - Allen Kurzweil] The true account of one boy's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.

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