Brothers and Keepers
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryCin - LibraryThing
John Edgar Wideman is black and became an English professor. His 10-year-younger brother, Robby, robbed and murdered someone in 1975 and is in prison for life. The author decided to write Robby's ... Read full review
Review: Brothers and Keepers: A MemoirUser Review - Jishnu - Goodreads
The book starts at a very slow pace although the plot is very compelling. Halfway way through only it picks up pace when Robby the authors brother starts to narrate his story. It feels like a real TV ... Read full review
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