Toronto Book Award Winner
Rogers' Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Winner
Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction Winner
The New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
Esquire Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Best Books of the Year
Aspen Words Literary Prize 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

"A brilliant, powerful elegy" -MARLON JAMES

"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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Hardback Editions

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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January 1936 : 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

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-63557-354-8 / 978-1-63557-354-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-4088-9728-8 / 978-1-4088-9728-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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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: McClelland & Stewart
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
ISBN: 1-5288-0937-8 / 978-1-5288-0937-5
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
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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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July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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September 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Brother
Author(s): David Chariandy
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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