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ISBN:000271230X
Author: Pete Dexter
ISBN13: 978-0002712309
Title: Brotherly Love
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Harvill; First Edition edition (February 3, 1992)
Pages: 304

Brotherly Love by Pete Dexter



Brotherly Love is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Published in the United States by Random House Trade Paperbacks, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York.

Dexter was Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout and five other novels: God's Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, The Paperboy, and Train. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee, and has contributed to many magazines, including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls. Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington.

Praise for Brotherly Love A first-rate novel and a masterly evocation of that undercivilized and unfree America. The grace and confidence of prose conveys absolute authenticity. 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.

About book: brotherly love is the second book i've read by pete dexter. i have to say, i like this guy. brotherly love took place in philadelphia, over a 20 or 30 year period. it followed this boy from his early childhood to his early twenties. he was part of a mob family, watched his sister and father die, watched his uncle. who took over the family when the dad died) die, and watch his cousin become a total asshole because of the mob connections. there were lots of scenes that took place in philly locales that i'm familiar with, and an important scene took place on bandstand

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train. Start reading Brotherly Love: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee. ore about Pete Dexter. Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train.

0 5 Author: Pete Dexter Narrator: Chris Sarandon. In Philadelphia city, 1961, a division of power exists between the Italian mobs and the predominantly Irish labour leaders.

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In Philadelphia city, 1961, a division of power exists between the Italian mobs and the predominantly Irish labour leaders. When the youngest daughter of union man Charley Flood is accidentally killed by one of the Mafia's cops it is the beginning of a suicidal chain of retaliation.
Reviews: 7
Malodred
Love Pete Dexter's sly sense of humor Will continue to purchase his books he does not disappoint...
Asyasya
great book
Shaktiktilar
Superb novel. To be expected from Pete Dexter. He is a major writer.
salivan
Pete Dexter is one of my favorite authors. His writing reminds me of John Steinbeck. It's simply eloquent. He gets inside his characters.
Mr Freeman
Really good.
Yozshujinn
Best character development I have read in ages. Why Pete Dexter has not been acclaimed is the secret of publishing. This book will appeal only to persons who acknowledge others than themselves. A feelgood book?
Hell no. A book with depth? Hell yes!
Opithris
OK. but Train + Spooner were better.
Brotherly Love is told in the present tense ,something which gives a sense of almost documentary style urgency and edge to the grim events it relates.
It spans a quarter century of life in blue colllar Philadelphia,although it unfolds in a series of shortish segments,jumping over long time periods in between.It starts in 1961 at a time when the city is riven by racial tensions between the Irish who control the labour unions and the Italian lead mob ,which is seeking to infiltrate and extend its influence over them.Pete Flood the eight year old son of a roofer's union leader sees his younger sisiter accidentally killed by their next door neighbour,a cop in thrall to the mob.His father disregards pressure from both sides and exacts bitter retribution on the cop,leading to his own death.
Pete is the centre of the events which follow-he resists the legacy of violence and tries to act as a restraining factor on the increassingly deranged and violent actions of his cousin Michael whose dispute with the mob escalates over the years.His solace comes in the boxing ring and in particular the gym owned by ex fighter Nick and his son -compassionate ,and hard working men who want no paart of the violence all around them.As Michael increasingly loses control and restaraint tragedy beckons ,its victims include family friend Jimmy Measles and increasingly threatens Pete himself.
Its structure gives it a rather disjointed feel and the tale suggests a series of vignettes rather than a smooth flowing narrative but the compassion and eye for social realism make it a worthwhile rather than compelling read