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Thousand Cuts

Simon Lelic

A former journalist, Simon Lelic caused quite a buzz in the literary world with his stunning debut. A Thousand Cuts is a mesmerizing novel that explores the horrifying consequences of discrimination and bullying. Samuel Szajkowski, a recently hired history teacher, walks into his school with a gun and murders three students and a colleague before turning the weapon on himself. What follows should be an open-and-shut case. As Detective Inspector Lucia May begins digging, however, she discovers a toxic culture that drove a teacher to desperation. But before she can reveal her findings, she must overcome the rampant sexism of her colleagues, and confront two people who wish to suppress the truth. Unfolding as a series of interviews with witnesses and survivors, A Thousand Cuts is brilliantly performed by a full cast of Recorded Books narrators. “Lelic wastes not a word in this searing indictment of a culture inured to cruelty …” —Booklist, starred review

A former journalist, Simon Lelic caused quite a buzz in the literary world with his stunning debut. A Thousand Cuts is a mesmerizing novel that explores the horrifying consequences of discrimination and bullying. Samuel Szajkowski, a recently hired history teacher, walks into his school with a gun and murders three students and a colleague before turning the weapon on himself. What follows should be an open-and-shut case. As Detective Inspector Lucia May begins digging, however, she discovers a toxic culture that drove a teacher to desperation. But before she can reveal her findings, she must overcome the rampant sexism of her colleagues, and confront two people who wish to suppress the truth. Unfolding as a series of interviews with witnesses and survivors, A Thousand Cuts is brilliantly performed by a full cast of Recorded Books narrators. “Lelic wastes not a word in this searing indictment of a culture inured to cruelty …” —Booklist, starred review
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A former journalist, Simon Lelic caused quite a buzz in the literary world with his stunning debut. A Thousand Cuts is a mesmerizing novel that explores the horrifying consequences of discrimination and bullying. Samuel Szajkowski, a recently hired history teacher, walks into his school with a gun and murders three students and a colleague before turning the weapon on himself. What follows should be an open-and-shut case. As Detective Inspector Lucia May begins digging, however, she discovers a toxic culture that drove a teacher to desperation. But before she can reveal her findings, she must overcome the rampant sexism of her colleagues, and confront two people who wish to suppress the truth. Unfolding as a series of interviews with witnesses and survivors, A Thousand Cuts is brilliantly performed by a full cast of Recorded Books narrators. “Lelic wastes not a word in this searing indictment of a culture inured to cruelty …” —Booklist, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patricia Connolly, James Clamp, Charlotte Parry, Colin McPhillamy, Elizabeth Jasicki, John Curless

Length:

8h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:13