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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 doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he'snever known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road to Warm's gold claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does - and for whom he does it.

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'The Sisters Brothers confirms deWitt as one of the most talented young writers around' -- Sunday Times
'Superb ... deWitt has ensured another unforgettable pair their place in fictive lore' -- Sunday Telegraph
'So good, so funny and so sad' -- Irish Times
'A stylistically impressive, darkly comic reworking of the traditional western' --Metro
'A witty noir Don Quixote ... A blackly comic fable about emptiness, lonliness and the hollow lure of gold' -- Financial Times
'Gripping and heart-wrenching' -- Guardian
'Wonderfully funny and original' -- Spectator
'The Sisters Brothers is intermittently moving, consistently very funny, and above all, original' -- New Statesman
'A powerfully realized work... the dialogue is sharp as a whip' -- Times Literary Supplement
'A masterclass on the twists of the mind and heart' -- Scotsman
'A stunningly accomplished book... deWitt is on his way to greatness' -- Dazed & Confused
'Bursting with vitality and driven along by a terrific pulpy energy' -- Herald
'A lyrical homage to the classic western... this has the makings of a cult outrider' --Time Out

'A superb Western mixed with profound life lessons' -- Doc Brown, interview with Waitrose Weekend
'deWitt's book is inventive and has a smart line in dark humour' --Observer

'Extremely well written and very funny' --Big Issue

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

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.

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