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.
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"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.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.