"Stop it, Jim. Your brother saw that downstairs neighbor of his taken away in handcuffs this afternoon."
"Trouble in the graduate dorm?"
"He's just being my brother," Bob said. He moved to the couch, and Jim sat down in the rocking chair.
Excerpted from The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Copyright © 2013 by Elizabeth Strout. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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