Thursday, December 20, 2018

Nine top sibling duels in fiction

Maureen Lindley, born in Berkshire and raised in Scotland and England, was trained as a psychotherapist. She is the author of the novels The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel, A Girl Like You, and The Beloveds.

At CrimeReads she tagged "nine tales of sibling rivalry and woe, from classic literature to stories grounded in modern life, all with an affinity for the mysterious and the twisted." One title on the list:
Patrick De Witt, The Sisters Brothers

The book opens in 1851 in Oregon City when the lust for gold has the brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters, on the road to California. On their journey they cross paths with a stunning list of characters: bad women, manipulators and losers, cheats and lovers. Charlie is a hard man who will do anything to get what he wants, Eli is influenced by Charlie but is in the midst of questioning his way of life. Think fireworks, think energy, think deeply dark and surprisingly funny, and you will be halfway to knowing all the goodies that await you in this book.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue