The Boys in the Bunkhouse

The Boys in the Bunkhouse

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disability and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each… (more)

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Gently, empathetically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality.

“The Boys in the Bunkhouse” stands as a warning that too many people, in too many circumstances, are willing to take advantage of the vulnerable.


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Publisher: Harper (May 17, 2016)

Language: English


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