The Sisters Brothers
Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling and violent experiences in the Darwinian landscape of Gold Rush America. Charlie makes money and kills anyone who stands in his way; Eli doubts his vocation and falls in love. And they bicker a lot. Then they get to California, and discover that Warm is an inventor who has come up with a magical formula, which could make all of them very rich. What happens next is utterly gripping, strange and sad. Told in deWitt\'s darkly comic and arresting style, THE SISTERS BROTHERS is the kind of Western the Coen Brothers might write - stark, unsettling and with a keen eye for the perversity of human motivation. Like his debut novel ABLUTIONS, THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a novel about the things you tell yourself in order to be able to continue to live the life you find yourself in, and what happens when those stories no longer work. It is an inventive and strange and beautifully controlled piece of fiction, which shows an exciting expansion of Dewitt\'s range
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 135 x 216 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
- 12 Aug 2011
- GRANTA BOOKS
- London, United Kingdom
- Trade Paperback.
About Patrick DeWitt
Patrick deWitt's Ablutions was a huge critical success. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon in the USA.
Our customer reviews
You grow to know the mannerisms and behaviour of both brothers in a very personal way. They're journey is interesting. A hard book to put down, very well written.show moreby Harry de Souza
Funny story, you come to Sympathise with both the brothers, the characters are engaging. I could not put it down. I would love to see this book as a motion picture.show moreby Vicky
Funny, touching story of mercenary cowboy brothers heading to San Francisco. Easy to read with short chapters, you really got a sense of their journey in terms of their countryside and their relationship together. A good read.show moreby Hana Ellis