Shortlisted for: International Author of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling experiences in the landscape of Gold Rush America. And they bicker a lot. Arriving in California, and discover that Warm has invented a magical formula, which could make all of them very rich. What happens next is utterly gripping, strange and sad....
©2011 Patrick deWitt (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
About Patrick deWitt
Patrick deWitt was born on Vancouver Island in 1975. He is the author of Help Yourself Help Yourself (2007, Teenage Teardrops), Ablutions (Feb. 09, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt/Granta), which was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book, and The Sisters Brothers (May 2011, Ecco/House of Anansi). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.
Made me realise how much I miss a good western
This was reminiscent of the golden age of cowboy films, Lee Marvin, James Coburn, Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne, and now we have 'The Sister Brothers' written by Patrick deWitt, recorded in as an audiobook by Audible with brilliant narration from William Hope who was Marvin, Coburn, Stewart and Wayne all in one.
Set in 1851, the Sister Brothers (great name) are notorious hired killers on a mission to Hermann Kermit Warm. The story is starts out in Oregon and they journey to California to find their prey during the Gold Rush.
I feel sad I've finished it now because I've got nothing to replace it with. Guess I'm going to have to listen to it again.