(2011 Man Booker Prize Finalist) Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Across a thousand miles of Oregon desert two assassins trail the elusive prospector: the notorious Eli and Charlie Sisters, fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. On this odyssey Eli and his brother cross paths with a remarkable cast of characters—losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life—and somewhere along the path Eli begins to question what he does for a living, and for whom he does it.
"A witty noir Don Quixote ... A blackly comic fable about emptiness, loneliness and the hollow lure of gold."—Financial Times (London)
"A powerfully realized work.... The dialogue is sharp as a whip."—Times Literary Supplement