Two Brothers

Two Brothers

Graphic Novel - 2015
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Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. And the possessive love of their mother, Zana, stirs the troubled waters between them even more. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub, "the good son," is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years later as a virtual stranger to the parents who bore him, his tensions with Omar unchanged. Family secrets engage the reader in this profoundly resonant story about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties. Set in the port city of Manaus on the riverbanks of the Amazon, Two Brothers celebrates the vibrant life and diversity of Brazil. Based on a work by acclaimed novelist Milton Hatoum.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616558567
1616558563
Characteristics: 227 p. : chiefly black & white ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hatoum, Milton 1952-
Bá, Gabriel
Alternative Title: 2 brothers

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grahamspot
Feb 14, 2017

Stunning black and white illustration work supports intricately told tale of sibling rivalry.

KHCPL_Doug Nov 07, 2016

The beginning of this story threw me off, because it starts at the end, jumps to the middle, then goes to the beginning. It jumps through time a lot, and because of that I had trouble connecting with the characters. Once I did finally get the voice and was on firm ground, the story was almost over, and what I could appreciate, the beautiful illustrations, B&W but full of detail, and the strong characters, was too little too late. I wouldn't recommend this.

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mclarjh
May 13, 2016

I found the story was good, the dialogue okay, the drawings acceptable.

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pierre0685
Apr 18, 2016

This book really made me appreciate the close relationship I have with my Irish Twin. We are the exact opposite of Omar and Yaquab in almost every way. This book made me wonder how twins can grow so far apart. This is definitely worth reading and owning. I will buy it asap. Moon and Ba never disappoint and can't to see what they have in store next.

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