By Chariandy, David
'A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life' Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE Michael and Francis are the ...bright, ambitious sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Coming of age in the outskirts of a sprawling city, the brothers battle against careless prejudices and low expectations. While Francis aspires to a future in music, Michael dreams of Aisha, the smartest girl in their school, whose eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But one sweltering summer night the hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably cut short. In this timely and essential novel, David Chariandy builds a quietly devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives.Read more
David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His first novel, Soucouyant, received nominations from eleven literary awards juries. His second novel, Brother, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize and won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Toronto Book Award. His first work of non-fiction, I've Been Meaning to Tell You, was published in 2019 and was longlisted for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. He is the recipient of the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize.
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