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Writer Lorenzo Carcaterra.

Former New York Daily News reporter and author Lorenzo Carcaterra. His first book, A Safe Place: The True Story of a Father, a Son, a Murder, was about growing up in New York's Hell's Kitchen, the son of a violent, abusive man who none-the-less loved his son. Carcaterra learned as a teenager that his father had murdered his first wife. Carcaterra's newest book Sleepers, (Ballantine Books) is also about growing up in Hell's Kitchen and the bond of friendship between him and three friends. A childish prank landed them in a reformatory where they were abused and beaten. Years later, they plotted revenge. Two of Carcaterra's friends are now dead, and the other has become a recluse. Sleepers will be made into a film, directed by Barry Levinson. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on July 6, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 6, 1995: Interview with Lorenzo Carcaterra; Review of M. F. K. Fisher's book "Last House: Reflections, Dreams, and Observations, 1943-1991."


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