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Woiwode first introduced the Neumiller family in the critically acclaimed novel Beyond the Bedroom Wall. In Born Brothers he returns to this North Dakota family, focusing on the 30-year relationship between two Neumiller brothers, Charles and Jerome.
Paperback, 611 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published February 1st 1988)
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The story line of this novel so closely follows that of Woiwode's second, and first epic, novel, Beyond the Bedroom Wall, thirty years worth of one midwestern family from the 1930's through the 1960's, that it's tempting to write it off. But this book focuses on the two older brothers, Jerome and Charles, and their childhood memories, so that everything that happens in Beyond the Bedroom Wall is recounted from a fresh perspective, and gosh darn it, I like it even better. Woiwode is a storyteller ...more
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Larry Woiwode was designated Poet Laureate of North Dakota by the Legislative Assembly in 1995. He served as Writer in Residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973-74; and from 1983-88 was a tenured professor at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and director of its Creative Writing Program.

Larry Woiwode’s fiction has appeared in Antaeus, Antioch Review, Atlantic Monthly, GQ,
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