I really enjoyed this novel. I took it out for the Amnesty International Canada bookclub. It is the story of two brothers that takes place in a rough neighbourhood in Toronto. The boys are of Trinidadian descent and live with their single mother, their father having abandoned them many years ago. This novel deals with coming of age issues including sexuality, which are exasperated by the rough neighbourhood that they live in and the boys image as visible minorities. The story is told in both past and present time, and is split into only seven chapters. The plot hits a climax when one of the brothers is killed by the police. The reason I am giving it a four is because the ending was quite abrupt and I feel like it could have been fleshed out a bit.

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