Brothers and Keepers

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A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, Brothers and Keepers is John Edgar Wideman?s seminal memoir about two brothers?one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder. Wideman recalls the capture of his younger brother Robby, details the subsequent trials that resulted in a sentence of life in prison, and provides vivid views of the American prison system.
A gripping, unsettling account, Brothers and Keepers weighs the ...

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Overview

A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, Brothers and Keepers is John Edgar Wideman’s seminal memoir about two brothers—one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder. Wideman recalls the capture of his younger brother Robby, details the subsequent trials that resulted in a sentence of life in prison, and provides vivid views of the American prison system.
A gripping, unsettling account, Brothers and Keepers weighs the bonds of blood, tenderness, and guilt that connect Wideman to his brother and measures the distance that lies between them.

As John Wideman was building a reputation as one of our finest writers, his brother Robby went from the streets of Philadelphia to a life sentence in prison for murder. As it weighs their shared bonds of blood, tenderness, and guilt, Brothers and Keepers yields an unsparing analysis of America's racial contract.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618509638
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Edition 001 Series
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 263,586
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning Brothers and Keepers , Philadelphia Fire , and most recently the story collection God's Gym . He is the recipient of two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and has been nominated for the National Book Award. He teaches at Brown University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Mariner Edition ix
Author's Note xix
Visits 1
Our Time 55
Doing Time 167
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