I Had a Brother Once by Adam Mansbach audiobook

I Had a Brother Once: A Poem, A Memoir

By Adam Mansbach
Read by Adam Mansbach

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    ISBN: 9780593343234

A brilliant, genre-defying work—both memoir and epic poem—about the struggle for wisdom, grace, and ritual in the face of unspeakable loss “A bruised and brave love letter from a brother right here to a brother now gone . . . a soaring, unblinking gaze into the meaning of life itself.”—Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf my father said david has taken his own life Adam is in the middle of his own busy life, and approaching a career high in the form of a #1 New York Times bestselling book—when these words from his father open a chasm beneath his feet. I Had a Brother Once is the story of everything that comes after. In the shadow of David’s inexplicable death, Adam is forced to re-remember a brother he thought he knew and to reckon with a ghost, confronting his unsettled family history, his distant relationship with tradition and faith, and his desperate need to understand an event that always slides just out of his grasp. This is an expansive and deeply thoughtful poetic meditation on loss and a raw, darkly funny, human story of trying to create a ritual—of remembrance, mourning, forgiveness, and acceptance—where once there was a life.

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A Vulture.com Pick of the 8 Best Audiobooks of the Month

A brilliant, genre-defying work—both memoir and epic poem—about the struggle for wisdom, grace, and ritual in the face of unspeakable loss “A bruised and brave love letter from a brother right here to a brother now gone . . . a soaring, unblinking gaze into the meaning of life itself.”—Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf my father said david has taken his own life Adam is in the middle of his own busy life, and approaching a career high in the form of a #1 New York Times bestselling book—when these words from his father open a chasm beneath his feet. I Had a Brother Once is the story of everything that comes after. In the shadow of David’s inexplicable death, Adam is forced to re-remember a brother he thought he knew and to reckon with a ghost, confronting his unsettled family history, his distant relationship with tradition and faith, and his desperate need to understand an event that always slides just out of his grasp. This is an expansive and deeply thoughtful poetic meditation on loss and a raw, darkly funny, human story of trying to create a ritual—of remembrance, mourning, forgiveness, and acceptance—where once there was a life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unexpectedly moving and cathartic…I found his cadence so eerie, ephemeral, and potent that I started it a second time as soon as I’d finished the first.” Vulture
“Brutally candid…For an author who has written everything from screenplays to middle-grade novels to wildly popular picture books, this courageous and devastating memoir in verse stands out.” Booklist (starred review)
“A piercing poetic meditation on death, grief, and family…A wounded though loving paean that will speak to anyone who has lost a sibling, no matter the cause of death.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Adam Mansbach

Author Bio: Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach’s novels include Rage Is Back; The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award; and the bestselling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Believer, and many other publications. He is the author of the worldwide bestseller Go the F*** to Sleep.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English