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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pete Dexter Narrator: Chris Sarandon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780061287336
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In Philadelphia city, 1961, a division of power exists between the Italian mobs and the predominantly Irish labour leaders. When the youngest daughter of union man Charley Flood is accidentally killed by one of the Mafia's cops it is the beginning of a suicidal chain of retaliation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The characters in Brotherly Love do not speak in the soaring eloquence of the old plays, but their vernacular has its own music and their creator has supplied his story with a degree of insight, intensity and narrative drive that demands attention and well rewards it.”

    New York Times

  • “Dexter, National Book Award winner for Paris Trout, is adept at portraying those on the fringes of the mob who are sucked into its fury. His characters are unsavory but convincing, his action vicious but all too plausible.”

    Library Journal

  • “A masterfully devastating work.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeweleye | 4/21/2013

    " Pete Dexter writes about the darker side of human nature. He is a gifted storyteller who doesn't waste words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/1/2013

    " Tight and vivid story set mostly in, yes, okay, the city of brotherly love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 3/26/2013

    " This is a tight, intimate story of a family deeply entrenched in the Mob life from the 1960s to 1990s. The first few pages establish a feeling of tenseless that lasts throughout the novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 11/20/2011

    " insomnia is great for book reading, I recommend it highly for the constant reader, I also recommend highly anything by Pete Dexter. Great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 10/31/2011

    " Race, class, family and the mafia play big roles in this tale of the city of brotherly love set in the early 60s. I would not be surprised at all if this were the inpiration for the fine HBO series, the Wire, and it is another great book by Dexter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/12/2011

    " I would not normally be a fan of a book about boxers, but Dexter writes amazingly well, and drew me in despite my lack of interest in the subject. That said, I haven't felt the slightest desire to revisit it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 2/16/2011

    " Pete Dexter is a former newspaper columnist and the author of some great novels...Deadwood, Paris Trout...this one is a really interesting portrait of Philadelphia and the world of crime and hard choices...it is a good crime novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 6/10/2010

    " Tight and vivid story set mostly in, yes, okay, the city of brotherly love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 7/24/2009

    " Pete Dexter is a former newspaper columnist and the author of some great novels...Deadwood, Paris Trout...this one is a really interesting portrait of Philadelphia and the world of crime and hard choices...it is a good crime novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeweleye | 5/17/2009

    " Pete Dexter writes about the darker side of human nature. He is a gifted storyteller who doesn't waste words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 12/28/2008

    " insomnia is great for book reading, I recommend it highly for the constant reader, I also recommend highly anything by Pete Dexter. Great book "

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About the Author

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout, among others. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee and has contributed to many magazines, including EsquireSports Illustrated, and Playboy. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls.