The Resource Brother

Brother

Label
Brother
Title
Brother
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant, powerful elegy ... 'ulsing with rhythm, and beating with life."'Marlon James, Man Booker Prizewinning author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS"Marks the beginning of an absolutely mammoth literary talent."'Kiese Laymon, author of LONG DIVISION and HEAVYIn 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 PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 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
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chariandy, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.C478
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Immigrants
  • Trinidadians
  • Canadian fiction
  • Race relations
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Children of immigrants
  • Drive-by shootings
  • Musicians
  • Prejudices
  • FICTION
  • Brothers
  • Canadian fiction
  • Children of immigrants
  • Drive-by shootings
  • Immigrants
  • Musicians
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Prejudices
  • Race relations
  • Trinidadians
  • Canada
Label
Brother
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half-title Page; Dedication; Title Page; Contents; One; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Acknowledgements; A Note on the Author; Copyright Page
Extent
1 online resource (82 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635572001
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0AE25DB0-E967-448F-A2D2-F8D2D469DAF0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037816047
  • on1037816047
  • 2802278
Label
Brother
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half-title Page; Dedication; Title Page; Contents; One; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Acknowledgements; A Note on the Author; Copyright Page
Extent
1 online resource (82 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635572001
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0AE25DB0-E967-448F-A2D2-F8D2D469DAF0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037816047
  • on1037816047
  • 2802278

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