The Sisters Brothers Signed Print Giveaway

I’m reading Patrick deWitt’s wonderfully skewed western The Sisters Brothers, about which the Los Angeles Times says:

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… It’s smooth and seamless, shot through with dark humor, pared and antique without being Baroque… There is something very human in all this blood and guts.

(I actually think Cormac McCarthy does have a sense of humor, but OK—I get the idea). While there’s a whole lot to like about the novel, even a few chapters in, there’s no getting around the fact that the cover is flat-out fabulous. So much so, in fact, that Harper Perennial has commissioned a run of limited edition prints of the cover artwork by the most excellent Dan Stiles. They’re signed and numbered, measuring about 12″ x 18″, on nice heavy paper stock. My copy’s going on the wall as soon as it’s framed—it’s a handsome piece of literary artwork. And I have one to give away as well!

If you’d like the chance to win one, leave a comment here saying something—anything at all—about cowboys, anytime over the next week until noon on June 3. At that point I’ll put them all in the randomizer and someone will win a copy of this sexy poster from Harper Perennial. Please make sure you have a working email address attached to your name.

In the meantime, here’s the book’s trailer. It’s a long weekend Friday and the day’s half done—cowboy up, kids.

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12 Comments to The Sisters Brothers Signed Print Giveaway

  1. Amy's Gravatar Amy
    May 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I liked cowboys until Pioneer Woman made them ubiquitous with Marlboro Man.

    If that’s cryptic to you, count your blessings.

  2. Shirley Qiu's Gravatar Shirley Qiu
    May 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted one of those cowboy-styled hats, haha. |D

  3. Joseph Finn's Gravatar Joseph Finn
    May 28, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    The hat needs to be nice and worn, though, not some clean hat from Back East, pardner. (Think Saul Rubenstein in Unforgiven, for instance.)

  4. Karen Wall's Gravatar Karen Wall
    May 28, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    There aren’t as many cowboys in Texas as people think, at least not in Dallas. I do have an excellent pair of cowboy boots, though, brought to me from the Carmague.

  5. Karen Wall's Gravatar Karen Wall
    May 28, 2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    That’s Carmargue. I knew I’d make a typo there.

  6. May 28, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I have never met a cowboy, but I would like to.

  7. lynn's Gravatar lynn
    May 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    “Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” Does that qualify? Thanks for the heads up on the book Lisa. I just ordered it and am looking forward to reading it.

  8. May 29, 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    “Cowboys Are My Weakness”!

  9. May 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    This is without a doubt the cover of the year. And I loved the book, too!

    When it comes to westerns, I’m even more fond of the outlaws than I am of the cowboys and I’ve loved cowboys as far back as I can go.

  10. nbm's Gravatar nbm
    May 30, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Thanks for identifying the artist, that is a truly great cover. Hmm, cowboys, cowboys: how about the cowboy song from my native region, “Way Out West on West End Avenue.” “Git along, little taxi / You can keep the change / I’m riding home to my kitchen range / Way out west on West End Avenue.”

  11. devon's Gravatar devon
    May 30, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I usually prefer cowgirls to cowboys, but I’ll make an exception for brothers named Sisters.

  12. December 19, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoyed this book. Usually, award winning novels are chosen because they challenge the reader (but they aren’t very fun to read). This book received so much attention because it’s compelling and intelligent.

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