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The Sisters Brothers: A Novel Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

Patrick deWitt

Published April 26th 2011
ISBN : 9780062087676
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Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesnt share his brothers appetite for whiskey and killing, hes never known anything else. But their prey isnt an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warms gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for.With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and neer-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.