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THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Patrick DeWitt

  • Original Title: THE SISTERS BROTHERS
  • Publication date: April 2011
  • Publisher: ECCO
  • Country: US
  • 328 print pages
  • Western

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 19th century
  • Location setting: United States
  • Themes: FAMILY, Siblings, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Survival, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence, Emancipation, PEOPLE facing life, Reinventing oneself, Personal fulfilment, Life choice, Moral dilemma, Power, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Commitment, Loyalty

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A homage to the classic Western. 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.

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Adapted into a movie by French director Jacques Audiard.

Winner of many prizes, including the Rogers Prize, the Canada's 2011 Governor General's Award for English language fiction and the 2012 Stephen Leacock Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Patrick deWitt is an awarded Canadian novelist and screenwriter. His first book, ABLUTIONS (2009), was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book.

Summary

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.

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  • Author’s biography

    Patrick deWitt (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and later lived in California and Washington. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

    His first book, ABLUTIONS (2009), was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book. His second book, THE SISTERS BROTHERS (2011), won many prizes, including the Rogers Prize, the Canada's 2011 Governor General's Award for English language fiction and the 2012 Stephen Leacock Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, .