We Were Brothers

We Were Brothers

Book - 2015
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"Preeminent illustrator Barry Moser renders the memories of his youth--in luminous drawings and candid prose--on his quest to understand how he and his identically raised brother could have become such very different men. Barry and Tommy Moser were born of the same parents, were raised in the same small Tennessee community where they slept in the same bedroom and were poisoned by their family's deep racism and anti-Semitism. But as they grew older, their perspectives and their paths grew further and further apart. From attitudes about race, to food, politics, and money, the brothers began to think so differently that they could no longer find common ground, no longer knew how to talk to each other, and for years there was more strife between them than affection. When Barry was in his late fifties and Tommy in his early sixties, their fragile brotherhood reached a tipping point and blew apart. From that day forward they did not speak. But fortunately, their story does not end there. With the raw emotions that so often surface when we talk of our siblings, Barry recalls why and how they were finally able to traverse that great divide and reconcile their kinship before it was too late. Featuring Moser's stunning drawings, especially commissioned for the book, this powerful true story captures the essence of sibling relationships--all their complexities, contradictions, and mixed blessings"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2015]
Characteristics: 186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781616204136
Call Number: 741.6092 MOSER


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Dec 14, 2017

Fair. It didn't really go into the divide with his brother over racial issues as highlighted. A lot of the book was about his attempts to understand his brother , but I did not find a lot of depth to that understanding.

Jun 27, 2017

Not at all like the review. A disturbing book. Possibly true, in parts. Not recommending.

Mar 20, 2016

Good story about how one brother found peace with his brother for years of punishment and misunderstandings while growing up together


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