Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir - Our Time, I Summary & Analysis

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Our Time, I Summary

Garth was a good friend of Robby's and very loved in the neighborhood. He died of an unknown disease, but it is inferred the disease is AIDS. No one took care of Garth in the hospital because he was black. Robby and his friends feel they let Garth die. It was an emotional awakening for Robby. Garth's death began Robby's downward spiral into drugs, stealing and crime. Robby began to drink a lot and hang out with thugs. John never realized until recently how much Garth's death affected Robby. Their mother worried about Robby all the time. He could not be disciplined, no matter how harsh Mom made the punishment. Mom found $20 missing from her purse and a syringe and knew that Robby was higher than a kite. So Mom knew what Robby was getting into back then. Robby...

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