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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  

The Sisters Brothers

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'International Author of the Year' 2012.

Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 5 February 2012.

Longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, deWitt's dazzlingly original second novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant assassin and his murderous brother. The Sisters Brothers pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable ribald tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

If you like Patrick deWitt you might also like to read books by Joe R. Lansdale and Glendon Swarthout.

Synopsis

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Across 1000 miles of Oregon desert his assassins, the notorious Eli and Charlies Sisters, ride - fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. But their prey isn't an easy mark, the road is long and bloody, and somewhere along the path Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for.

About the Author

Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt's writing has appeared in several US magazines and anthologies. His first novel, Ablutions, was published by Granta Books in 2009. He had previously published a short book of random writings and bad advice, Help Yourself Help Yourself. He has worked as a labourer, a clerk, a dishwasher and a bartender. His second novel, The Sisters Brothers won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Govenor General Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon.

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Publication date

5th January 2012

Author

Patrick deWitt

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Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
325 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781847083197

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