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Brothers and keepers

Author: John Edgar Wideman
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author examines his brother's life in comparison to his own and asks himself why they are so different, one a college professor, one sentenced to life imprisonment. A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, this is the author's seminal memoir about two brothers, one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder. He recalls the capture of his younger brother  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wideman, John Edgar.
Brothers and keepers.
New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1984
(OCoLC)654429631
Named Person: John Edgar Wideman; Robert Douglas Wideman; Robert Douglas Wideman; Robert Douglas Wideman; John Edgar Wideman; John Edgar Wideman; Robert Douglas Wideman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0030617545 9780030617546 0850316138 9780850316131 0850316324 9780850316322
OCLC Number: 10711584
Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: John Edgar Wideman.

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The author examines his brother's life in comparison to his own and asks himself why they are so different, one a college professor, one sentenced to life imprisonment. A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, this is the author's seminal memoir about two brothers, one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder. He 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, it weighs the bonds of blood, tenderness, and guilt that connect the author to his brother and measures the distance that lies between them.

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