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The Rich Brother (in The Granta Book of the…

The Rich Brother (in The Granta Book of the American Short Story - FORD)

by Tobias Wolff

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A classic tale of brotherly love and rivalry from short-story master Tobias WolffPete has always been successful. Happily married with two daughters, he lives a comfortable life in Santa Cruz. Pete is a practical, hardworking man and he enjoys life's monetary pleasures. His younger brother, Donald, is a gaunt, troubled man. Unmarried and without children, Donald earns what little money he has by occasionally painting houses. He's a religious man, unlike Pete, and has spent several years as a member of various Christian groups.When Pete receives a call from Donald, telling him that that his most recent religious commune has failed, Pete decides to pick him up- a trip that will test the limits of the brothers' relationship.… (more)

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