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Brothers and keepers

Author: John Edgar Wideman
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1985, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wideman, John Edgar.
Brothers and keepers.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1985, ©1984
(OCoLC)652482532
Named Person: 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: 0140082670 9780140082678
OCLC Number: 12080826
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984.
Description: 243 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Visits --
Our Time --
Doing Time.
Responsibility: John Edgar Wideman.

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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  Read more...

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"Like the Russian master [Dostoevsky], Wideman probes the torment of the soul....[He] is fashioning some of the most powerful literature today."--U.S. News and World Report

 
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