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The brother years / Shannon Burke.

The brother years / Shannon Burke.
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ISBN 9781524748647 (hardback)
Author Burke, Shannon author.
Title The brother years / Shannon Burke.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]
Pagination etc. 274 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Note "'In our family, there was none of this crap about everyone being a winner,' says Willie, the narrator who looks back on his teen years--and his nearly mortal combat with his domineering older brother, Coyle. In the Brennan house four kids sleep in a single room, and are indoctrinated into "The Methods," a system of achievement and relentless striving, laced with a potent, sometimes violent version of sibling rivalry. The family is overseen by a raging bull of a father, a Southside tough guy who knocks them sideways when they don't perform well or follow his dictates. Rivals, enemies, and allies, the siblings contend with each other and their wealthy self-satisfied peers at New Trier, the famous upscale high school where the family has struggled to send them. Evoking their crucible of class struggle and peer pressures, Burke balances comedy, tragedy, and a fascinating cast of characters, delivering a book that reads like an instant classic--an unforgettable story of the intertwining of love and family violence, and of triumphant teen survival that echoes down through the years"--
Subject Brothers -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Shelf Location F BURK
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