The Brothers Size

The Brothers Size

by Tarell Alvin McCraney


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In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elegba, Oshoosi's old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication. A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.

"The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more."—Chicago Tribune

"With his original and singular voice, McCraney crafts an intense story about the unbreakable bond between brothers, a bond that is equal parts love and despair."—Miami Herald

"McCraney explores [the dramatic dilemmas] with rare urgency and emotional complexity, and a creative expansiveness that pushes The Brothers Size beyond the ordinary."—Seattle Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822226734
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Pages: 89
Sales rank: 606,127
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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