"Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal, and now a major motion picture, The Sisters Brothers is a violent, lustful, hung-over, and hilarious odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier. Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die: Eli and Charlie Sisters can be counted on for that. Though Eli has never shared his brother's penchant for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. On the road to Warm's gold-mining claim outside San Francisco - and from the back of his long-suffering one-eyed horse - Eli struggles to make sense of his life without abandoning the job he's sworn to do. Award-winning and critically acclaimed author Patrick deWitt doffs his hat to the classic Western, and then transforms it into a comic tour-de-force with an unforgettable narrative voice that captures all the absurdity, melancholy, and grit of the West - and of these two brothers, bound to each other by blood and scars and love. With over 150,000 copies sold in Canada alone, this new edition coincides with the release of the novel's film adaptation directed by Palme d'Or-winner Jacques Audiard and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, and John C. Reilly."-- Provided by publisher.
Brothers -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Gold miners -- Fiction.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Fiction.
Gunfights -- Fiction.