The Brothers K

  • by David James Duncan
  • Narrated by Robertson Dean
  • 28 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] stunning work: a complex tapestry of family tensions, baseball, politics, and religion, by turns hilariously funny and agonizingly sad." (Publishers Weekly)

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A more modern Waltons

The Chase family is a big family - four boys and twin girls. The mum is manically religious and the boys are starting to resent being made to go to church while their beloved Pappa stays at home watching the baseball.

Pappa has an accident at the saw mill, threatening his baseball career and Mamma's religious fervor is splitting the family; but the kids continue through high school, college, hippie dazes and Vietnam, each one having heartbreaking stories, particularly Irwin, the slow witted but fiercely loyal and loving GI.
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- sarahmoose2000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-03-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.