Title Profile & Character Information

The Burgess Boys

Annotation
As in her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteredge, Strout promises to make everyday small-town life luminous and absorbing. Brothers who have fled upstate Shirley Falls for New York City return when their sister needs help with her troubled teenage son.

Characters
NameBurgess, Bob
GenderMale
OccupationAttorney

NameBurgess, Jim
GenderMale
OccupationLawyer
TraitsSuccessful
Egotistical

NameBurgess, Susan
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother

GenreFiction
Domestic
Psychological
TopicsFamily tragedy
Childhood trauma
Accidental deaths
Brothers
Family conflicts
Hate crimes
Teenage boys
Pranks
Family relationships
Death of a parent
Redemption
Loyalty
SettingMaine
New York