(From the publisher):
Set among a Lebanese immigrant community in the Brazilian port of Manaus, The Brothers
is the story of identical twins, Yaqub and Omar, whose mutual jealousy is offset only by their love for their mother. But it is Omar who is the object of Zana's Jocasta-like passion, while her husband, Halim, feels her slipping away from him, as their beautiful daughter, Rania, makes a tragic claim on her brothers' affection.
Vivid, exotic, and lushly atmospheric, The Brothers is the story of a family's disintegration, of a changing city and the culture clash between the native-born inhabitants and a new immigrant group, and of the future the next generation will make from the ruins.
Original title: Dois Irmãos
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest