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Brother

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
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.

WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

Michael and Francis are coming of age one sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, 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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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-63557-204-5 / 978-1-63557-204-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-4088-9726-1 / 978-1-4088-9726-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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September 2017 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 0-7710-2290-5 / 978-0-7710-2290-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 0-7710-2333-2 / 978-0-7710-2333-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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March 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-4088-9727-X / 978-1-4088-9727-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : UK Audio edition

Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Brother: A Novel
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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March 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA