In 'Whipping Boy,' a search for a tormentor

March 8, 2015 7:02 PM

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He was a 1970s Swiss boarding school bully, a 12-year-old boy of mysterious origins whose tools of torture included a bottle of hot sauce, a foosball table, a belt and the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack.

He was, to hear Kurzweil tell it, anti-Semitic and masochistic, seemingly emboldened by a lack of parental accountability and a look-the-other-way school administration.

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