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April 1996



Paperback edition of this compelling true story. Four boys growing up in New York's violent West Side are sent to a reform school when a prank goes disasterously wrong. They are subjected to twelve months of systematic mental, physical and sexual abuse. Ten years later one of the boys is a journalist (the author), one is a lawyer and two are killers for the mob. The last two stumble on one of their torturers and shoot him dead and their friends undertake an audacious plan to get them acquitted and instead put their persecutors on trial. Powerful stuff indeed.


Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place. His second book, Sleepers, became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.


"A compulsive true story" The Times "Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story" Washington Post "A brilliant, troubling, important book" Jonathan Kellerman "Compelling" USA Today "Fabulous, unbelievably good" Entertainment Weekly
EAN: 9780099628712
ISBN: 0099628716
Untertitel: 16pp b&w illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cornerstone
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1996
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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