Brothers and Keepers

John Edgar Wideman
AUD $22.99
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The seminal memoir from John Edgar Wideman, one of the standout black American writers of the twentieth century.

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. 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.

Author bio:

John Edgar Wideman's books include Writing to Save a Life, Philadelphia Fire, Brothers and Keepers, Fatheralong, Hoop Dreams, and Sent for You Yesterday. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. He divides his time between New York and France.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781786892041
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: May 2018
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: True crime

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