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Zhixin Chen Dr. E-A Eng 1102 – Section (5) 12/5/2010 Citation: Wideman, John Edgar. Brothers and Keepers. New York: First Vintage, 1984. Print. Summary of Our Time John Wideman's “Our Time” is an intriguing essay of his brother Robby and the hardships of living in the neighborhood of Homewood. He uses three different voices to understand the characters. These three voices are his voice, his mothers’ voice and Robby’s voice. There are three events too. Each event has an effect on Robby. The effects lead Robby drugs, crime, and involvement in a murder. Robby is in prison in the end. In the beginning, he writes that Robby's good friend Garth and his wrongful death that was caused by being misdiagnosed by doctors who didn't care about him. It is the start of the whole story. The death of Garth hit his best friend Robby. He believed he lost Garth because the doctors mistreated him. As Wideman listens to his brother that Garth had been to clinic two or three times, but they sent him home. Even he is spitting blood, they give him a band-aid. The author sees the changes from his
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