Thorndike Press

The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland

  • Dan Barry
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  • ISBN-10: 1410493091
  • ISBN-13: 9781410493095
  • DDC: 331.5
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 518 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2016

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A Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ESPN Award–winning Author

It’s a Dickensian tale: intellectually disabled men living in an old schoolhouse in a tiny Iowa farm town, reporting every dawn to eviscerate turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. Told with compassion and compelling detail, The Boys in the Bunkhouse is a clarion call for a vigilance that ensures inclusion and dignity for all.


Customer Reviews

“A gripping indictment of society’s treatment of ‘losers’ . . . Gently, empathetically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)