Winner of the Governor General's Award for
Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Prix
des libraires du Quebec and the Stephen Leacock Medal. Shortlisted
for the Man Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the
Walter Scott Prize.
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.
Patrick DeWitt, acclaimed author of Ablutions, 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.