Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

Book - 1991
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Random House, Inc.
In the City of Brotherly Love, a car skids off the ice and ignites a chain of events that changes everything for eight-year-old Peter Flood. Peter’s father is a powerful man, a union boss with mob connections, but all the power in the world is useless to a grieving son. Raised by his uncle, Peter tries to distance himself from the casual brutality of the family business, gravitating instead toward a small South Philly gym. Peter’s cousin Michael—his “brother”—moves in another direction: into small-time intimidation and the trappings of a union prince. Neither, however, can outrun the logic of violence as they’re dragged into a world of bad blood and a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution.

Praise for Brotherly Love

“A first-rate novel and a masterly evocation of that undercivilized and unfree America . . . The grace and confidence of [Pete Dexter’s] prose conveys absolute authenticity.”The New York Times Book Review

“Enviably artful work—carefully wrought, canny in its insights, sly in its presentation, sneaky in its revelations.”Chicago Tribune

“Extraordinarily poignant . . . Brotherly Love is all bulletproof prose and flinty-eyed bravissimo. . . . But the quieter, sadder aspects of the novel are its strongest points.”The Boston Globe

“Tautly and often exquisitely written.”Los Angeles Times

Baker & Taylor
After his father's murder during a union power struggle, Peter moves in with his uncle and cousin Michael, and as the boys grow up, their paths diverge, until they are drawn into a deadly round robin of violence and revenge

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1991.
Edition: 1st trade ed.
ISBN: 9780394585734
0394585739
Branch Call Number: DEX
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 24 cm.

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