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Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir

By John Edgar Wideman
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Book Details
  • Author: John Edgar Wideman
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Published: 2005-01-26
  • Edition: Reprint
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.