A "southern" memoir - reminiscent of other stellar writers such as Pat Conroy and Rick Bragg - of Moser’s difficult relationship with his brother, and the racist environment in which they were raised that came between them. The story moves to a dramatic and redemptive climax and we are led to realize that it is never too late to heal a wounded relationship. — Barbara Morrow
Barry Moser and his brother, Tommy, were born of the same parents, were raised in the same small Tennessee community, and were poisoned by their family's deep racism and anti-Semitism. But as they grew older, their perspectives and their paths grew further and further apart. From attitudes about race, to food, politics, and money, the brothers began to think so differently that they could no longer find common ground, no longer knew how to talk to each other, and for years there was more strife between them than affection.