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Brothers and Keepers
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About The Book
A “brave and brilliant” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, the classic John Edgar Wideman memoir, Brothers and Keepers, is a haunting portrait of two brothers—one an award-winning writer, the other a fugitive wanted for a robbery that resulted in a 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, affection, and guilt that connect Wideman and his brother and measures the distance that lies between them. “If you care at all about brotherhood and dignity…this is a must-read book” (The Denver Post). With a new afterword by his brother Robert Wideman, recently released after more than fifty years in prison.
- Publisher: Scribner (October 6, 2020)
- Length: 320 pages
- ISBN13: 9781982148768
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Raves and Reviews
"Brave and brilliant, an almost frightening thing to behold."
"Powerful and disturbing... Brothers and Keepers is guaranteed to shock and sadden."
—Washington Post Book World
"A rare triumph... Mr. Wideman has succeeded brilliantly in both understanding his brother's life and coming to terms with his own."
—New York Times Book Review
"If you care at all about brotherhood and dignity and other such things, this is a must-read book."
"[A] sensitive and intimate portrayal of the lives and divergent paths taken by two brothers."
—The New York Times
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