Picking on Retards

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Author House, Apr 20, 2010 - Fiction - 508 pages
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We are most shaped by the things that we are ashamed of.

 

Ronald “Butcher” Blake is The Man when it comes to high school football in 1988. With the other heroes of the undefeated Mims High School Mustangs he is one of the elite. The untouchable. That is until he takes it upon himself, while showing off for his teammates, to assault and frighten a mentally disabled boy in the hallway at school. Letting the punishment fit the crime, the principal and his coach devise an ingenious way of teaching Butcher a lesson. He won’t be suspended from school or kicked off the team, provided he agrees to one stipulation.

Butcher Blake will be the new bodyguard for the boy, Ethan Miles.

 

The rest of the Mustangs, however, don’t like losing their partner in crime to “some retard” and they do all they can to make life even harder on Butcher and his new charge. Led by Derek Skyler and his personal Goon Squad, the remaining members of the team, and even Butcher’s girlfriend, launch an effort to wreck the new arrangement.

 

No longer elite and no longer untouchable, Butcher begins to see that there is more to life than just football. A realization that he fights every step of the way.

 

Picking On Retards is a novel about the hardest lessons we learn. The ones about ourselves.

 

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
22
Section 4
33
Section 5
37
Section 6
41
Section 7
58
Section 8
64
Section 23
230
Section 24
239
Section 25
243
Section 26
253
Section 27
257
Section 28
265
Section 29
274
Section 30
281

Section 9
74
Section 10
81
Section 11
87
Section 12
95
Section 13
104
Section 14
132
Section 15
136
Section 16
146
Section 17
155
Section 18
157
Section 19
175
Section 20
191
Section 21
201
Section 22
224
Section 31
298
Section 32
304
Section 33
320
Section 34
337
Section 35
350
Section 36
368
Section 37
375
Section 38
396
Section 39
421
Section 40
449
Section 41
464
Section 42
485
Section 43
491
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Scott Carpenter is Associate Professor of French at Carleton College.

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