Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra

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"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."
--The Washington Post Book World
"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."
--The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
"In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance he and his friends exacted against the guards. He tells it all in spare, stylish prose . . . [with] relentless momentum and sheer drama. . . . SLEEPERS is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a wistful hymn to another age."
--The Washington Post Book World
"A TERRIFYING ACCOUNT OF BRUTALITY AND RETRIBUTION, searing in its emotional truth, peopled with murderers, sadists, and thugs, but biblical in its passion and scope."
"SLEEPERS is so many things: a Dickensian portrait of coming of age in Hell's Kitchen, a terrifying and heartbreaking account of the brutalization of youth, a shocking--and disturbingly satisfying--climax worthy of the finest suspense novel. A brilliant, troubling, important book."
--Jonathan Kellerman
--USA Today

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About Lorenzo Carcaterra

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Lorenzo Carcaterra is the author of A Safe Place: The True Story of a Father, a Son, a Murder. He is married and has two children.From the Hardcover edition.
Published September 29, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 386 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Lorenzo Carcaterra's account of growing up a juvenile delinquent in New York City's Hell's Kitchen is described as being a true story, yet Sleepers is so full of changed names and scrambled dates ''to protect the identities of those involved'' that the reader can't help but be suspicious of its a...

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