Brother Reviewed in the National Post
From the review:
Brother‘s Scarborough setting allows Chariandy to address other issues – poverty, casual and overt racism, sexuality – which are seamlessly woven into the coming-of-age plot. The deftness in Chariandy’s presentation and his ability to propel his characters with the smallest touch creates a deeply emotional, layered narrative that lingers after reading. The success of Chariandy’s first book set a high bar for the follow-up – one that he has certainly cleared.