Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his gunslingers, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. But in this Booker Prize finalist, 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.
"Dewitt's bang-up second novel (after Ablutions) is a quirky and stylish revisionist western.... A genre-bending frontier saga that is exciting, funny, and, perhaps unexpectedly, moving."—Publishers Weekly