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me, the biological

In B. R. Miller’s gripping novel, he plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become.

Three step brothers rampage their way through childhood – playing in the streets, making forts, taking dangerous leaps, tiptoeing around the house while their father sleeps off the graveyard shift. From the intense family unity that surrounds a child to the resilience and strength of brotherhood to the profound isolation a young man endures as he begins to see himself in the world, this novel reinvents the coming-of-age story in a way that is sucker-punch powerful. It leaves us reminded that our madness is both caused by, and alleviated by, our families, and that we might not reconcile who we are with who our loves ones see, or who we want to be for them.