Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir - Visits, p. 35-44 Summary & Analysis

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Visits, p. 35-44 Summary

John looks at Jamila's growth as a yardstick for Robby's growth. Robby develops in prison in a spiritual and mental way. Horrible things happen in prison, but the inmate's worst enemy is time. The prisoner cannot kill time no matter what he does.

John says the whole family visits Robby in prison, including Judy, Jamila and Jake (John's son). Jamila is the youngest visitor at five years of age and only three feet tall. She is a beautiful, little girl. She has an obsession with graveyards, maybe because of what she went through as a baby. When Jamila is an older child, she tells John what she remembers about visiting Robby. She remembers Robby eats apples, wears braids and looks like Steve Wonder. Robby is happy to see his family, but not happy because he is in prison. Jamila...

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