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The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

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By (author) Patrick DeWitt

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  • Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 325 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 26mm | 140g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847083196
  • ISBN 13: 9781847083197
  • Sales rank: 7,541

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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. 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.

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Patrick deWitt's first novel Ablutions was a huge critical success. Born in British Columbia, he has also lived in California, Washington, and Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and son.