Friday, July 29, 2011

Granta’s The Sisters Brothers Makes Booker Prize Longlist

Congratulations to Patrick deWitt and Granta! DeWitt’s second novel, The Sisters Brothers, is one of thirteen books on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Set during the California Gold Rush, The Sisters Brothers puts a new spin on traditional Westerns while paying tribute to the classics that came before. In this darkly humorous novel, Eli and Charlie Sisters are a pair of hit-men brothers tracking down a prospector they’ve been hired to kill, until Eli starts to have some serious doubts about his murderous lifestyle.

The shortlist for this prestigious British award will be announced on September 6, when the contenders will be narrowed down to six books.

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