I really love book covers sometimes and think they are beautiful works of art. Other times they are just really interesting interpretations or ideas of the story within. One cover I've loved from this year comes from Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers. To me it's a very eye catching and unique concept.
Harper Collins had a limited run of the prints made and is offering one up to a reader of this blog! They're signed and numbered, and measure about 12" x 18", on thick paper. The artist is Dan Stiles.
Trust me they are stunning and if you have a reading room would make a lovely piece of decor.
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
About The Sisters Brothers
Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for.
With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick 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.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Posted by Amy at 10:25 AM
Giveaway: Print of Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers Cover