“The Last Brother” is Nathacha Appanah’s fourth novel and her second translated into English. The book centers on the unlikely friendship of two young boys, Raj and David, as they both struggle with intense loneliness and the impact of their violent pasts.
Rock legend Patti Smith speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her book “Just Kids,” a look at her friendship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and ’70s before their careers became part of America’s pop culture palette. Continue reading
NewsHour essayist Clarence Page from the Chicago Tribune writes about friendships in the 21st century.