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The Wisdom of Perversity

Rafael Yglesias

“The sly courage, the deft intelligence and the fierceness of vision that we, his fans, have come to expect from a Rafael Yglesias novel all blaze brightly forth--and cast very dark shadows--in THE WISDOM OF PERVERSITY.” --Michael Chabon, author of Telegraph Avenue Brian and Jeff were best friends when they were young, leading lives of promise in New York City of the late 1960s, until something happened that brought an end to both their childhood and their friendship. Forty years later, when their secret surfaces in a terrible new context, they are forced to reunite by Jeff's cousin Julie who was also a victim of their childhood trauma. Together they must decide whether to tell all—unbalancing their lives and threatening their future—or continue to hide the truth and allow others to be victimized. Rafael Yglesias, critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist and screenwriter, has crafted a novel that tells the stories of these three childhood friends who join together as adults to acknowledge the ways in which their lives were altered by the actions of a predator who sexually abused them, and who now, many years later, has been exposed by more recent victims, but who, thanks to his wealth and influence, is on the verge of escaping punishment. The Wisdom of Perversity unmasks the headlines, giving voice to what is unsaid and life to what is hidden. Yglesias has created a startling, engrossing, unsettling, and moving story of surviving an insidious evil and a triumphant struggle to heal its wounds.

“The sly courage, the deft intelligence and the fierceness of vision that we, his fans, have come to expect from a Rafael Yglesias novel all blaze brightly forth--and cast very dark shadows--in THE WISDOM OF PERVERSITY.” --Michael Chabon, author of Telegraph Avenue Brian and Jeff were best friends when they were young, leading lives of promise in New York City of the late 1960s, until something happened that brought an end to both their childhood and their friendship. Forty years later, when their secret surfaces in a terrible new context, they are forced to reunite by Jeff's cousin Julie who was also a victim of their childhood trauma. Together they must decide whether to tell all—unbalancing their lives and threatening their future—or continue to hide the truth and allow others to be victimized. Rafael Yglesias, critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist and screenwriter, has crafted a novel that tells the stories of these three childhood friends who join together as adults to acknowledge the ways in which their lives were altered by the actions of a predator who sexually abused them, and who now, many years later, has been exposed by more recent victims, but who, thanks to his wealth and influence, is on the verge of escaping punishment. The Wisdom of Perversity unmasks the headlines, giving voice to what is unsaid and life to what is hidden. Yglesias has created a startling, engrossing, unsettling, and moving story of surviving an insidious evil and a triumphant struggle to heal its wounds.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

“The sly courage, the deft intelligence and the fierceness of vision that we, his fans, have come to expect from a Rafael Yglesias novel all blaze brightly forth--and cast very dark shadows--in THE WISDOM OF PERVERSITY.” --Michael Chabon, author of Telegraph Avenue Brian and Jeff were best friends when they were young, leading lives of promise in New York City of the late 1960s, until something happened that brought an end to both their childhood and their friendship. Forty years later, when their secret surfaces in a terrible new context, they are forced to reunite by Jeff's cousin Julie who was also a victim of their childhood trauma. Together they must decide whether to tell all—unbalancing their lives and threatening their future—or continue to hide the truth and allow others to be victimized. Rafael Yglesias, critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist and screenwriter, has crafted a novel that tells the stories of these three childhood friends who join together as adults to acknowledge the ways in which their lives were altered by the actions of a predator who sexually abused them, and who now, many years later, has been exposed by more recent victims, but who, thanks to his wealth and influence, is on the verge of escaping punishment. The Wisdom of Perversity unmasks the headlines, giving voice to what is unsaid and life to what is hidden. Yglesias has created a startling, engrossing, unsettling, and moving story of surviving an insidious evil and a triumphant struggle to heal its wounds.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

14h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

42:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:18