Join us for an evening with author Abe Streep to discuss his new book, Brothers on Three, a much anticipated release about the Arlee Warriors basketball team.
About the Author: Abe Streep has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Outside, The California Sunday Magazine, WIRED, and Harper's. His writing has been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing and noted by Best American Essays and a Best American Science and Nature Writing. He is a recipient of the 2019 American Mosaic Journalism Prize for deep reporting on underrepresented communities.
Book description: March 11, 2017 was a night to remember. On that night, in front of the hopeful eyes of thousands of friends, family members and fans, the Arlee Warriors would finally bring the high school basketball state championship title home to Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation. That game would become the stuff of legend and the boys revered as local heroes. The team's place in history was now cemented, but for starters Will Mesteth, Jr., and Phillip Malatare, life would keep moving on and senior year was only just beginning.
In Brothers on Three, we follow Phil and Will, along with their teammates, coaches, and families, as they balance the pressures of adolescence, shoulder the dreams of their community, and chart their own individual courses for the future. Brothers on Three is not simply a story about high school basketball— about state championships and a winning team. It is a book about community, and about the contemporary American West. And it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to person-hood.
Brothers on Three is not simply a story about high school basketball—about state championships and a winning team. It is a book about community. And it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to person-hood.