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A dark, touching comedy about love, libido, and the complicated bond that brothers sometimes share.

After Del Tribute almost sleeps with his brother's sexually edgy wife, The Brothers sets out to trace and detail the intricate pattern of consequences of this near indiscretion. Del and Bud, two brothers whose middle-aged adolescent antics have a way of messing up each other's lives, both confront the bittersweet comfort of having too many choices. In a remarkable performance that extends the territory of Barthelme's fiction, the love and desire of these brothers is laid open, explored, and experienced.

    

Used availability for Frederick Barthelme's The Brothers

Hardback Editions

September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Brothers: A Novel
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 0-670-83242-1 / 978-0-670-83242-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Brothers
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 1-58243-130-2 / 978-1-58243-130-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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November 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brothers
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 0-14-013209-0 / 978-0-14-013209-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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