The Resource Brother, David Chariandy

Brother, David Chariandy

Label
Brother
Title
Brother
Statement of responsibility
David Chariandy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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" --
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • BC Book Prizes, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, 2018.
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2017.
  • Toronto Book Awards, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603302
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chariandy, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.C478
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of immigrants
  • Brothers
  • Drive-by shootings
  • Musicians
  • Prejudices
Target audience
adult
Label
Brother, David Chariandy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781635573541
Lccn
2018030394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Brother, David Chariandy
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781635573541
Lccn
2018030394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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