Sleepers Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lorenzo Carcaterra looks back into his childhood in hell's kitchen and the experience that forever changed him and his three friends. After stealing a hotdog cart and pushing it down the stairway of a subway station, the boys recieve a considerable sentence in prison. There the boys suffer sexual abuse at the hands of the corrections officers. Years later the boys murder one officer and force the other officer tell the story of the sexual abuse he inflicted on the boys in court. This is a disturbing novel that leaves the reader saddened and angry at the abuse suffered by these young boys.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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