The Brothers

The Brothers

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Set in the great Brazilian port of Manaus during the golden decades of the Rubber Boom in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this is the story of identical twin brothers who battle for the love of their mother. It is also a vivid and surprising portrait of a city built over the confluence of two great rivers in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and the novel itself is full of eddies, dangerous undertows and shifting surface reflections. While recounting the fortunes and trials of this Lebanese immigrant family over many decades, "The Brothers" also delivers a wealth of sensations to the reader: a city full of smells (diesel fuel, oxen entrails, flowering jasmine), of sounds (the cries of vendors, the butchered sheep, the steady heartbeat of boat motors) and tastes (of tropical fruit, of Arab sweets, of blood) as well as an array of sights. Tense and richly atmospheric, "The Brothers" is an enthralling novel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747562717
  • 9780747562719

About Milton Hatoum

Milton Hatoum was born in Manaus and THE BROTHERS is his second novel. He lives in Sao Paulo.show more

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1,155 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 35% (410)
4 39% (456)
3 19% (216)
2 4% (49)
1 2% (24)
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