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Brothers and Keepers

Brothers and Keepers

(1984)
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With novels like Damballah and Hiding Place, John Edgar Wideman began his career in an explicitly modernist vein--indeed, his chronicles of life in the Pittsburgh ghetto of Homewood had more than a trace of a Joycean accent. The autobiographical Brothers and Keepers, however, allowed the writer to find his own voice. Perhaps this dual portrait of the author and his brother Robby--serving, then and now, a life sentence for a murder committed during a bungled robbery--finally forced Wideman to fuse the modernist trappings of his earlier work with the storytelling traditions of African American culture. "My memories needed his," the author recalls. "Maybe the fact that we recall different things is crucial. Maybe they are foreground and background, propping each other up." In any case, the Rashomon-like result is a raw meditation on fate and family, as well as an indictment of our entire notion of crime and (especially) punishment.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-8050-3307-6 / 978-0-8050-3307-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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December 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-8446-6603-3 / 978-0-8446-6603-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
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October 1985 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-85031-613-8 / 978-0-85031-613-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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October 1984 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-03-061754-5 / 978-0-03-061754-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-618-50963-1 / 978-0-618-50963-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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August 1997 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-330-35031-5 / 978-0-330-35031-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 1995 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-679-75694-9 / 978-0-679-75694-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-14-008267-0 / 978-0-14-008267-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Brothers and Keepers
Author(s): John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0-85031-632-4 / 978-0-85031-632-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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