Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 PM Greenlight Fiction Book Group
Led by Greenlight general manager Alexis, this book group discusses paperback fiction on the third Thursday of each month. For May, the group discusses the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
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Description: The Rockville Library Book Discussion Group meets on the last Thursday of the month January through October. March's book is The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Books for discussion can be picked up in the library.
Join us for a lively book discussion about The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. This award-winning western novel follows guns-for-hire Charlie and Eli Sisters as they travel across the U.S. to kill a prospector. Date: Wednesday - January 23 2013 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: SPL-Alice Turner Branch -Study Room Public Note: Registration starts Wednesday, December 12, online at 7 a.m. or by phone at 306.975.8127 at 10 a.m. (starfishian)… (more)
Patrick DeWitt is the author of the critically acclaimed Ablutions: Notes for a Novel. Born in British Columbia, he has also lived in California, Washington, and Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and son.
“At once dark and touching, The Sisters Brothers has something on every page to make you laugh. Patrick DeWitt has given us a gift, reimagining the old west in a thoroughly original manner. Readers are all the better for it.” -Charles Bock, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Children
“A masterful, hilarious picaresque that keeps company with the best of Charles Portis and Mark Twain, The Sisters Brothers is a relentlessly absorbing feat of novelistic art.” -Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
“If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick DeWitt’s bloody, darkly funny western The Sisters Brothers...DeWitt has a skillfully polished voice and a penchant for gleefully looking under bloody bandages.” -Los Angeles Times
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Presentation & Booksigning with Patrick deWitt: The Sisters Brothers
Patrick deWitt, a young writer whose “stop-you-in-your-tracks writing has snuck up on the world” (Los Angeles Times), brings us The Sisters Brothers, a darkly comic, outrageously inventive novel that offers readers a decidedly off-center view of the Wild, Wild West. Set against the back-drop of the great California Gold Rush, this odd and wonderful tour de force at once honors and reshapes the traditional western while chronicling the picaresque misadventures of two hired guns, the fabled Sisters brothers. The most original western since the Coen Brothers re-interpreted True Grit—you’ve never met anyone quite like The Sisters Brothers. (jpmoore)… (more)
Patrick deWitt's debut novel, Ablutions (Houghton Mifflin), is the story of a bartender working in a bleak Hollywood bar, who in time loses his way and much of the way his life has been constructed. What he has served to others, he has too much served to himself. Is there a clear way through? (KingRat)