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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407059396
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Sleepers




An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me.

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An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty, violence and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City. Now a major film starring Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon.

Four boys - lifelong friends who shared everything - in the confines of New York City's Hell's Kitchen, content with playing as many pranks as they can without getting caught. Until one disastrous afternoon.

When a harmless scheme goes terribly wrong, the boys are left facing a year's imprisonment in the Wilkinson Home for Boys, and the beatings and abuse they find there will change their lives forever.

In the years that follow, one will become a lawyer, one a reporter, and two will grow to become hitmen for-hire. But for all of them, the legacy of Wilkinson - the pain, fear and anger - still rages on within. Only revenge will erase it.

One final, audacious stand against a corrupt system. If they are caught this time, the only thing to lose is their lives.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407059396
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Lorenzo Carcaterra

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.

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Praise for Sleepers

A brilliant, troubling, important book

Jonathan Kellerman

A compulsive true story

The Times

Compelling

USA Today

Fabulous, unbelievably good

Entertainment Weekly

Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story

Washington Post

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