Wideman, novelist and professor at the University of Wyoming, seeks to understand how he and his brother, who is serving a life sentence for murder, could have such disparate lives after a childhood together in a Pittsburgh ghetto. Ruthless about himself, particularly about his move into the upper middle-class as a ""black intellectual,'' Wideman characterizes his brother as an intelligent, loving, proud dreamer. He raises ``existential questions'' about culture, racism and the ``grief and guilt of a brother,'' PW wrote. November
Reviewed on: 11/01/1985 Release date: 11/01/1985 Genre: Nonfiction
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