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The Wisdom of Perversity

Fiction: General Fiction
Unabridged   14.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/24/2015

The Wisdom of Perversity

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622315666
Digital Download ISBN:9781622315673


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.

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Product Description

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

Author Bio

Rafael Yglesias is the author of nine previous novels including A Happy Marriage, winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize, and Fearless, the basis for the cult film by the same name, as well as the writer of five screenplays including Dark Water and Death and the Maiden. The son of noted writers Jose and Helen Yglesias, he lives in New York City.