The wisdom of perversity: a novel

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I should have told. Julie's right: I would have saved dozens of others. Jeff, Julie, Sam, the academy kids, the Huck Finn boys, everyone else was ignorant or greedy or scared or confused or overwhelmed by bullies, but I was strong enough, I could've pushed him away. I did push him away. I saved myself and let everyone else suffer. Me and the god of creation, we're the villains of this story. Brian and Jeff were best friends, growing up together in New York City in the late 1960s. Then something happened that drove a wedge between them, ending both their friendship and their childhood, something that neither ever spoke about... at least until their shared secret resurfaced some forty years later, forcing them to reunite and, along with Jeff's cousin Julie, to face the consequences of their years of silence. In The Wisdom of Perversity, Rafael Yglesias has crafted a novel that tells the stories of three childhood friends who join together as adults to acknowledge the ways in which their lives were altered by the actions of a predator, a predator who now, many years later, has been exposed by more recent victims yet is on the verge of escaping punishment, thanks to his wealth and influence. Damaged in different ways by the events of the past but all sharing the same feelings of guilt and anger for allowing this man to go unpunished, leaving him free to abuse others, Julie, Jeff, and Brian band together to force a public outcry that will assure that he will finally face justice.
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subject_facet Child sexual abuse -- Fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Friendship -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction
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title The wisdom of perversity a novel
title_display The wisdom of perversity
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topic Child sexual abuse Fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Friendship Fiction, Life change events Fiction
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