The Sisters Brothers

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House of Anansi, May 14, 2011 - Assassins - 336 pages
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Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Walter Scott Prize.

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die: Eli and Charlie Sisters can be counted on for that. Though Eli has never shared his brother's penchant for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. On the road to Warm's gold-mining claim outside San Francisco — and from the back of his long-suffering one-eyed horse — Eli struggles to make sense of his life without abandoning the job he's sworn to do.

Patrick DeWitt, acclaimed author of Ablutions, doffs his hat to the classic Western, and then transforms it into a comic tour-de-force with an unforgettable narrative voice that captures all the absurdity, melancholy, and grit of the West — and of these two brothers, bound to each other by blood and scars and love.


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Good writing, good characters, good plot. - Goodreads
The infantile ending ruined the book for me. - Goodreads
Loved the first person story telling here. - Goodreads
Terrific old-fashioned cowboy yarn. - Goodreads
There was no real plot or character development. - Goodreads
Loved the pathos and pace of this book. - Goodreads

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Found this a fun read. Lots of little adventures strung together. Read full review

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There is some beauty in bloodshed after all. Read full review

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Patrick deWitt was born on Vancouver Island in 1975. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.

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