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Bullying the Bully: On Ed Hamilton’s ‘Lords of the Schoolyard’

Sean F
Sean F
Jun 16, 2018 · 4 min read
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Hamilton’s novel shows us how we become who we are, and what happens when the bully is also the victim.

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Photo: Sagging Meniscus Press.

“We may have been outcasts, me and Johnny, but we never took it lying down. We took it out on others instead.”

“Like I said, Johnny had been trying to teach me a lesson. It was a lesson I was determined not to learn, but even so, I think I could have let the matter drop if not for one thing. And that was seeing Johnny sitting there at his desk actually doing his school work!”

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