Boarding School Bastard Book

Boarding School Bastard

Life in an Orphanage for Fatherless Boys.
A Memoir

A deaf widow leaves her eight-year-old son, Alan, at an orphanage, hoping he’ll find a better life than she can provide on a sweatshop paycheck. She dreams that Girard College, a boarding school for fatherless boys, will be his Camelot.

What she doesn’t know is that child abuse, anti-Semitism, pedophilia, and bullying await him. And Alan doesn’t know whether his mother is ever coming back, or if he’ll have to run away.

Boarding School Bastard is the moving memoir of a frightening yet fascinating childhood, spent in an historic Philadelphia orphanage from 1962 to 1970.

Leavening tragedy with humor and humanity, Boarding School Bastard reveals a world we’d prefer to avoid but is too riveting to ignore. To experience how hope and friendship triumph over grief, abuse and fear, this stunning debut is essential reading.

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