Patrick deWitt


Born
in Sidney, Canada
March 06, 1975

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Patrick deWitt was born on Vancouver Island in 1975. He is the author of Help Yourself Help Yourself (2007, Teenage Teardrops), Ablutions (Feb. 09, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt/Granta), which was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book, and The Sisters Brothers (May 2011, Ecco/House of Anansi). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.

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The Sisters Brothers

3.84 avg rating — 67,899 ratings — published 2011
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Undermajordomo Minor

3.71 avg rating — 11,014 ratings — published 2015 — 35 editions
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Ablutions

3.62 avg rating — 3,772 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
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French Exit

3.52 avg rating — 4,291 ratings — published 2018 — 17 editions
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The Bastard

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Help Yourself Help Yourself

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“The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.”
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers

“...but I could not sleep without proper covering and spent the rest of the night rewriting lost arguments from my past, altering history so that I emerged victorious.”
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers

“I lay in the dark thinking about the difficulties of family, how crazy and crooked the stories of a bloodline can be.”
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