Academic Articles

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Lost Boys and Recovered Classics: Literary and Social Memory in Lorenzo Carcaterra's Sleepers (1995)

Christopher Wilson

2008

Sleepers tells the story of 4 boys incarcarated in a juvenile detention centre where they were beaten and sexually abused. In this article, Christopher Wilson explores the interplay of social memory with the use of Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Criso (1844-45) as a political marker and as the central text in Carcaterra's story.