Review: ‘The Wisdom of Perversity’ by Rafael Yglesias

March 20, 2015 4:59 PM

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Review: ‘The Wisdom of Perversity’ by Rafael Yglesias

For complicated reasons, this new novel by Rafael Yglesias creeped me out. The author picks up his readers and sets them down in the lives of three children who were assaulted by an NBC vice president and his teenage acolyte back in the 1960s.

Child molestation is an ugly subject even when seen from a distance, and Yglesias pulls readers inside the children’s heads. The outrage is intense.

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