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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User Review  - ToddSherman - LibraryThing

I'm reading Westerns in preparation for a new short story I'll start when done with editing Stygian Blue (which will be a while). I'd rather stay away from the usual suspects and True Grit my way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. Story of two brothers Charles and Eli hired hitmen in America wild west 1851. They get into all sorts of scrapes and people end up dead. They have been hired to find the ... 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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