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The Sisters brothers, Patrick deWitt

Label
The Sisters brothers
Title
The Sisters brothers
Statement of responsibility
Patrick deWitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers
Summary
Set against the backdrop of the great California Gold Rush, this darkly comic novel follows the misadventures of the fabled Sisters brothers, two hired guns, who, under the order of the mysterious Commodore, try to kill Hermann Kermit Warm, a man who gives them a run for their money.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards, MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction, 2012.
  • CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, 2012.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 2011.
  • Oregon Book Awards, Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, 2012.
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2011.
  • Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
384273
Cataloging source
UPZ
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E923
LC item number
S57 2011b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sisters brothers, Patrick deWitt
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First paperback ed.: 2012
Contents
One: Trouble with the horses -- Two: California -- Three: Hermann Kermit Warm
Control code
5499421
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780062041289
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011282605
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn704395448
  • (OCoLC)704395448
Label
The Sisters brothers, Patrick deWitt
Link
Publication
Note
First paperback ed.: 2012
Contents
One: Trouble with the horses -- Two: California -- Three: Hermann Kermit Warm
Control code
5499421
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780062041289
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011282605
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn704395448
  • (OCoLC)704395448

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