This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. Here is a father whose dreams of glory on the baseball field are shattered by a mill accident, a mother who clings obsessively to a religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past, and four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the 60s. They each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become.
By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, and beautifully written throughout, The Brothers K tells a story both striking in its originality and poignant in its universality.
"[A] stunning work: a complex tapestry of family tensions, baseball, politics, and religion, by turns hilariously funny and agonizingly sad." (
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