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A distinguished Manhattan-based maverick accepts an invitation to share 'a few inspiring words' with a visiting class from his former New Zealand high school, where sexual abuse was an open secret and sadistic masters ran rife. How much truth should he share?With unerring wisdom and dark wit, John Wareham revisits the swirling inner life of a child with a crippling stutter, whose emotional, sexual and spiritual journeys pass through rivers of despair in New Zealand, to a flood of enlightenment in New York."An unputdownable, passionate 'Kiwi Catcher in the Rye'-- Charles DeFanti, Kean University Professor of Literature."John Wareham has the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth." -- New York Times"Brilliant and compelling . . . reveals the mind, heart, and soul of boyhood . . . touched me deeply." Brian O'Dea, author of HIGH: Confessions of An International Drug Smuggler.