Patrick de Witt’s dazzlingly original novel is a darkly funny, offbeat Western about a reluctant assassin and his murderous brother.
Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, Charlie makes a lot of money and shoots anyone who stands in his way; Eli doubts his vocation and falls in love. And they bicker constantly. When the brothers get to California, they discover that Warm is an inventor who has come up with a magical formula, which could make all of them very rich. What happens next is strange, sad and utterly gripping.