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Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Criminals,
  • Gangs,
  • Case studies

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published in 1995.

StatementLorenzo Carcaterra
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6439.U7 N4355 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination370 p. ;
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24950676M
ISBN 100345404114
ISBN 109780345404114
OCLC/WorldCa34427267

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  ''Sleepers,'' the No. 1 film at the box office over the weekend, begins with a narrator's saying, ''This is a true story about friendship that runs deeper than blood.''. Sleepers () Plot. Showing all 4 items Jump to: Summaries (3) Synopsis (1) Summaries. After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, an unexpected random encounter with a former guard gives them a chance for revenge. —Murray. Sleepers is a novel about four boys who are sexually abused at a school for boys, and later exact revenge on their tormentors. It was made into a film starring Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, and Robert De Niro, among others. However there is a lot of skepticism about whether the story is actually true. In the book, Mr. Carcaterra writes about himself (played in the film by Jason Patric) and . Some of the campaign against the book has been whipped up anonymously. A poorly punctuated letter sent to a reporter at The Washington Post last Friday claimed "Sleepers" was "a .

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Praise for Sleepers “Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story Sleepers is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a wistful hymn to another age.”—The Washington Post Book World “A powerful book, hard to forget/5(8). Isn't "Sleepers" the nonfiction book that critics tried to shoot down as a sham after author Lorenzo Carcaterra sold his memoir to Hollywood for a cool $2 million? You got that Author: Peter Travers. The Sleepers Book Series further explores the greatness of America’s Black, Brown, Asian and Native folks. A proud DC native, Mr. Cummings currently resides in the great state of Ohio. Go Bucks. SLUMBER, Book I. Facebook Twitter Instagram. Get this from a library! Sleepers. [Lorenzo Carcaterra] -- This is the true story of four young boys. Four lifelong friends. Intelligent, fun-loving, wise beyond their years, they are inseparable. Their potential is unlimited, but they are content to live.