The Whipping Boy
Copyright 2010 Speer Morgan
The first book of the Freshour series. The second book, The Freshour Cylinders, is a winner of the 1999 American Book Award.
“Morgan tells of a young man's search for wholeness in a time when the violence of the American frontier was giving way to a new kind of lawlessness. The Whipping Boy brings alive the pain and shame of a little-read chapter of history, when greed ruled, thievery wore a frock coat, and guile was the governing virtue. --Charles Gusewelle, columnist, Kansas City Star
"With The Whipping Boy, Speer Morgan delivers a rollicking page-turner. I read it once with a fierce compulsion to find out what would happen, a second time for the pleasure of the language and craft. --Wally Lamb