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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.

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Allen Kurzweil

From www.allenkurzweil.com..."Allen Kurzweil is an editor and inventor, but mostly he writes fiction. His novels for adults include A CASE OF CURIOSITIES and THE GRAND COMPLICATION. He has also written two popular chapter books for children: LEON AND THE SPITTING IMAGE and LEON AND THE CHAMPION CHIP. In 2003, Allen teamed up with his 9-year-son Max to explore the scientific potential of the potato chip. That collaboration resulted in publication of POTATO CHIP SCIENCE, an award-winning eco-friendly kit that comes packaged inside a potato chip bag. Honored for his writing in Europe and the United States, Allen Kurzweil currently lives in Rhode Island, where he is a fellow at the John Carter Brown Library and a board member of the Providence Athenaeum."For more information, visit allenkurzweil.com and potatochipscience.com.

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