Gloria Naylor burst onto the American literary scene with her first novel, The Women of Brewster Place. Now Ms. Naylor has turned her attention to the other side of the story: to the men of Brewster Place, and in this remarkable new work. Gloria Naylor brings their voices to life with her characteristic grace, humor, and compassion. Among others you will meet: Brother Jerome: who speaks for everyone on Brewster Place when he plays the blues; Basil, who repays his debt to his mother as best he can, but in his desire to become the man she wanted him to be, becomes instead the victim of his own devotion; Eugene, who battles convention and the nearly irresistible pull of his family while being drawn inexorably toward a new self he does not yet understand; Moreland T. Woods, whose service to his fellow man is mocked by his own self-service; C. C. Baker, whose yearning for power to control the people and streets around him eventually renders him powerless; Abshu, who finds that a little bit of humor will bring sweetness to the gathering dusk of a neighborhood; and finally, Ben, who - from beyond the grave - serves as the Greek chorus; he sees it all and comes as close as one can to understanding the men, and women, of Brewster Place.
Original title: The Men of Brewster Place
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction