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The Sisters Brothers (Movie Tie-In Edition)

by (author) Patrick deWitt

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Aug 2018
Category
Literary, Media Tie-In, Black Humor
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487005375
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $22.95

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Description

A new edition published to coincide with the release of the major motion picture adaptation directed by Palme d’Or-winner Jacques Audiard and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, and John C. Reilly.

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 Sacramento — 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.

About the author

 

Patrick deWitt was born on Vancouver Island in 1975. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: Ablutions and The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Awards

  • Winner, Governor General’s Literary Award
  • Commended, An Amazon.ca Best Books Editors’ Pick
  • Short-listed, CBA Libris Award: Author of the Year
  • Short-listed, Man Booker Prize for Fiction
  • Commended, A Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • Winner, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
  • Commended, A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book
  • Winner, Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award: Fiction Book of the Year
  • Short-listed, Walter Scott Prize
  • Short-listed, CBC Bookie Awards: Literary Fiction
  • Winner, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal
  • Commended, An Indigo Best Book of the Decade
  • Short-listed, Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • Short-listed, GOOGLE PLAY™ International Author of the Year Finalist
  • Commended, A LitHub Best Book of the Decade Runner-Up
  • Commended, An Amazon.ca Best Books: Canadian Fiction
  • Winner, Oregon Book Awards: Ken Kesey Award for Fiction
  • Commended, An Independent Best Book of the Decade
  • Commended, A Quill & Quire Book of the Year
  • Commended, A Maclean’s Magazine Best Book
  • Winner, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award
  • Commended, A Toronto Star Reviewers’ Top 100 Book
  • Commended, International Bestseller

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