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Brothers and keepers / John Edgar Wideman.

Author/Creator:
Wideman, John Edgar.
Publication:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1985.
Format/Description:
Book
[10], 243, [3] pages ; 20 cm
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Subjects:
Wideman, Robert Douglas, 1950-.
Wideman, John Edgar.
African American criminals -- Biography.
Brothers -- United States -- Biography.
African American criminals.
Brothers.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Biography.
Biography.
Biographies.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Visits
Our Time
Doing Time.
Notes:
"Featured on 60 Minutes"--Cover.
"Cover design by Neil Stuart."
"Published in Penguin Books by arrangement with Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985."
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1985
1984
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Wideman, John Edgar. Brothers and keepers.
ISBN:
0140082670
9780140082678
OCLC:
12080826