Patrick deWitt will read from his latest book, The Sisters Brothers, at the Hoffman Center.
Patrick deWitt was born on Vancouver Island in 1975. He has lived in California and Washington, and currently lives in Oregon. Author of two novels, Ablutions and The Sisters Brothers he also wrote the screenplay for the film Terri, a hit at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Sisters Brothers has won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
With The Sisters Brothers, 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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