Brother Dumb is the memoir of a reclusive American literary icon. Brother Dumb is a how-to manual for meaningful critical engagement with the real world. Brother Dumb is a celebration of innocence, youth, and altruism. Brother Dumb is a true story of self-imposed exile. . . .Brother Dumb is also a work of fiction.Brother Dumb begins in the mid-40s, but spans decades, delving deep into the five tortured relationships that have shaped one writers psycho-sexual history.