The Brothers is an alternately heartbreaking and uplifting rumination on the effects of violence both intended and unforeseen and about the uncanny ability of love to coexist with hate.
The brothers Peter and Andrew Amonovitch are fraternal twin brothers age 14 when the story begins. They are called out of school informed that their mother is facing death after falling or being pushed down the basement stairs by their alcoholic father. On her deathbed their mother pleads with Andrew to watch over his defiant aggressive brother. Andrew agrees to fulfill her plea. This proves a formidable task. Andrew tells the story of his enduring challenge to uphold the commitment to his mother.
Allen D. Anderson is an author with a background of educational and professional experience in the field of mental health. His novels portray the stories of individuals and families who face extraordinary challenges in their lives. He touches on the intrapsychic the social and emotional aspects within families as well as relating to the community and the world beyond. He presents his stories with an unpretentious writing style placing emphasis on clear understandable communication.