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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX

A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST

AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington Post

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 doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s 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 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
April 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ecco
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

RyanMeredith ,

A Surprisingly Warm Comedy About.. Killers

This is the kind of book which, if read by the Coen Brothers, would cause them to proclaim "Here is our next movie!"

Eli and Charlie Sisters are assassins. They murder a number of people throughout this book. And yet you leave the book with a surprising amount of compassion for them.

Highly recommended for those who enjoy dark (and occasionally violent) comedies.

max34 ,

Brilliant

The writer is brilliant. His use of language was so authentic and appropriate for the time.

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