Brothers in Arms

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Three complex and multi-layered contemporary short stories, each primarily focused on two characters who are brothers.

 

In “Hearse in Snow,” Billy and Walt become trapped in a storm while transporting their father’s body back to the reserve. In “Red Waves,” Wayne and John have different perspectives on moving forward and fighting for Native rights. In “Exposure,” Kris and Martin have survived their brother’s death, their father’s alcoholism, and the horrors of residential school. Now Kris must make good on his last promise to Martin. Here, Wheeler offers readers three complex and multi-layered contemporary short stories, each primarily focused on two characters who are brothers. The writing is often sharp and sometimes poetic, guaranteed to hold the attention of reluctant teen readers. It is perhaps most notable in terms of literary quality for the skilled interweaving of back-story to provide character motivation and construct setting.

 

Author: Jordan Wheeler (Cree/Ojibwe)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1989

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Cree, Ojibwe