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The Resource We were brothers : a memoir, Barry Moser

We were brothers : a memoir, Barry Moser

Label
We were brothers : a memoir
Title
We were brothers
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Barry Moser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Moser’s deeply personal memoir of his volatile relationship with his brother in the segregated south is thoughtful and beautifully written. Strong differences of opinions divided the brothers. Late in life, reconciliation came, but only after years of heartache. There is much to ponder from this work, which is timely given current racial tensions. -- PJ Gardiner for LibraryReads
Tone
Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10451916
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 741.6092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
We were brothers : a memoir, Barry Moser
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898925347
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781616204136
Lccn
2015015875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898925347
Label
We were brothers : a memoir, Barry Moser
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898925347
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781616204136
Lccn
2015015875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898925347

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