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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
12-11-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
192
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"A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life." --Marlon James

"Highly recommend Brother by David Chariandy--concise and intense, elegiac short novel of devastation and hope." --Joyce Carol Oates, via Twitter

WINNER--Toronto Book Award

WINNER--Rogers' Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

WINNER--Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction

Esquire Best Books of the Year

Kirkus Best Books of the Year

Guardian Best Books of the Year

New York Public Library Best Books of the Year

Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist

PEN Open Book Awards Longlist

Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Longlist

The Believer Book Awards Longlist

"Every sentence feels like a polished stone." --Entertainment Weekly

"Elegiac and incendiary" --Boston Globe

"A dwarf star of mourning and regret" --Wall Street Journal

"Elegant, vital, indubitably dope" --Guardian

"An important, vital and groundbreaking book" --Medium

"An absolutely mammoth literary talent" --KIESE LAYMON

"Riveting, composed, charged with feeling" --MADELEINE THIEN

In luminous, incisive prose, a startling new literary talent explores masculinity, race, and sexuality against a backdrop of simmering violence during the summer of 1991.

One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis helps the days pass by inventing games and challenges, bringing Michael to his crew's barbershop hangout, and leading escapes into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves.

Propelled by the beats and styles of hip hop, Francis dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.

Honest and insightful in its portrayal of kinship, community, and lives cut short, David Chariandy's Brother is an emotional tour de force that marks the arrival of a stunning new literary voice.

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Udgivelsesdato:
12-11-2019
ISBN13:
9781635573541
Format:
Paperback
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