The Sisters Brothers

By Patrick DeWitt
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410439567, 431pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List
“This is a modern take on the Old West that is part classic Western, part Coen Brothers, part Homer's Odyssey, and part murder ballad. This wry, weird, and wonderful tale tells of hitmen Eli and Charlie Sisters as they meet funny and tragic characters on their journey to kill a man. Along the way, Eli examines both what has brought him to this point and the violent world around him. As with many adventures, that of the Sisters Brothers is really a quest to find some kind of home.”
-- Steven Salardino, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2011 Indie Next List


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From a young writer whose stop-you-in-your-tracks writing has snuck up on the world ("Los Angeles Times"), comes a darkly comic novel about the picaresque misadventures of two hired guns, the fabled Sisters brothers, set against the backdrop of the great California Gold Rush.



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Monday, May 30, 2011

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