My Brother Michael

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My Brother Michael

By Janis Owens

Pineapple Press, Paperback, 9781561643431, 306pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Description
Winner of the Chatauqua South Award for Fiction

Out of the shotgun houses and deep, shaded porches of a west Florida mill town comes this extraordinary novel of love and redemption as told by Gabriel Catts. On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gabe attempts to reconcile a family shattered by his betrayal of his older brother, Michael. As Gabe contends with a host of personal demons, he recounts his lifelong love for his brother's wife, Myra, whose own demons threaten to overwhelm all three of them. Circumstance and passion push them beyond the moral boundaries of their close-knit community in this intimate view of a Southern family.

The story told in "My Brother Michael" is retold in Myra Sims, Janis Owens' second novel, from Myra's point of view.