Carl H. Boyd’s Newly Released “Twin: My Brothers and Me” is a Tragic Memoir About Brothers Struggling to Survive in a St. Louis, Missouri Housing Project

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“Twin: My Brothers and Me” from Christian Faith Publishing author Carl H. Boyd is a scathing, uncompromising biography of the author’s experiences living with his twin brothers Leo and Leon Wright, who were born into a hardscrabble era of racially segregated America in the ’50s through the ’70s, leading short and tumultuous lives in the infamous Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project in St. Louis, Missouri.

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“Twin: My Brothers and Me”: a probing memoir of poverty and hardship. “Twin: My Brothers and Me” is the creation of published author Carl H. Boyd, a first-time author making good on his promise to his twin brothers after serving his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Boyd writes, “It is a true story of identical twin boys who are now deceased. This story takes place solely in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.
It is a story about brothers who grew up out of the tense and racially segregated times of the fifties through the seventies.
They were born in a time when great changes were taking place. It was the year 1945, and the closing of that great and awful war. For some, it was a time of great joy. ‘Victory!’ the headlines read, but for whom?
It was a time of great abundance and plenty for some, but for others, there was a severe scarcity of even the basics such as jobs, food, clothing, housing, and healthcare.
It was a time of ‘do or die.’ It was a time of ‘have and have-nots’ and ‘by any means necessary.’ These were the times in which the twins came through.
It is a story of their audacious boldness to survive in a time of scarcity.
These are my recollections and reminiscence of the history of my brothers Leo and Leon Wright. It is also the reminiscing of their mother Olivia Boyd, their brother Ezell Wright, a host of relatives, and those few who considered them friends.
All dates and instances are true to the best of our knowledge and of the people herein—all who had the pleasure or the horror of knowing ‘Twin.’”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Carl H. Boyd’s new book is a searing work of piercing honesty and poignant recollections of downtown life.

Boyd restrains sentiment and tells it straight, heightening the emotional punch of having to bury his brothers seven years apart from each other, ultimately coming out the other side a wiser man for all that they taught him.

View a synopsis of “Twin: My Brothers and Me” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Twin: My Brothers and Me” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Twin: My Brothers and Me”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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