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Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009)

by Andrew Blauner (Editor)

Other authors: Chris Bohjalian (Contributor), Ethan Canin (Contributor), Benjamin Cheever (Contributor), Fred Cheever (Contributor), Charles D'Ambrosio (Contributor)24 more, Dominick Dunne (Contributor), Richard Ford (Contributor), Mikal Gilmore (Contributor), Herbert Gold (Contributor), Pete Hamill (Contributor), James Hurst (Contributor), David Kaczynski (Contributor), Phillip Lopate (Contributor), David Maraniss (Contributor), Frank McCourt (Foreword), Daniel Menaker (Contributor), Jay Neugeboren (Contributor), Gregory Orr (Contributor), Nathaniel Rich (Contributor), Simon Rich (Contributor), Steven V. Roberts (Contributor), David Sedaris (Contributor), Jim Shepard (Contributor), Floyd Skloot (Contributor), Darin Strauss (Contributor), Jerald Walker (Contributor), John Edgar Wideman (Contributor), Geoffrey Wolff (Contributor), Tobias Wolff (Contributor)

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"The next best thing to not having a brother (as I do not) is to have Brothers." -Gay Talese Here is a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, some of our finest authors take an unvarnished look at how brothers admire and admonish, revere and revile, connect and compete, love and war with each other. With hearts and minds wide open, and, in some cases, with laugh-out-loud humor, the writers tackle a topic that is as old as the Bible and yet has been, heretofore, overlooked. Contributors range in age from twenty-four to eighty-four, and their stories from comic to tragic. Brothers examines and explores the experiences of love and loyalty and loss, of altruism and anger, of competition and compassion-the confluence of things that conspire to form the unique nature of what it is to be and to have a brother. "Brother." One of our eternal and quintessential terms of endearment. Tobias Wolff writes, "The good luck of having a brother is partly the luck of having stories to tell." David Kaczynski, brother of "The Unabomber": "I'll start with the premise that a brother shows you who you are-and also who you are not. He's an image of the self, at one remove . . . You are a 'we' with your brother before you are a 'we' with any other." Mikal Gilmore refers to brotherhood as a "fidelity born of blood." We've heard that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But where do the apples fall in relation to each other? And are we, in fact, our brothers' keepers, after all? These stories address those questions and more, and are, like the relationships, full of intimacy and pain, joy and rage, burdens and blessings, humor and humanity.… (more)



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Blauner, AndrewEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bohjalian, ChrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Canin, EthanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cheever, BenjaminContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cheever, FredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
D'Ambrosio, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunne, DominickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilmore, MikalContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gold, HerbertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamill, PeteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurst, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaczynski, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lopate, PhillipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maraniss, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCourt, FrankForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Menaker, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neugeboren, JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Orr, GregoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rich, NathanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rich, SimonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, Steven V.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sedaris, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shepard, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Skloot, FloydContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strauss, DarinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, JeraldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wideman, John EdgarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolff, GeoffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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