Longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, deWitt's dazzlingly original second novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant assassin and his murderous brother.
PATRICK DEWITT's writing has appeared in several US magazines and anthologies. His first novel, Ablutions, was published by Granta Books in 2009. He had previously published a short book of random writings and bad advice, Help Yourself Help Yourself. He has worked as a labourer, a clerk, a dishwasher and a bartender. His second novel, The Sisters Brothers has been longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon.