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Discussion Questions 

  1. Is this a modern western or an anti-western?
  2. What impact does the brothers’ line of work have on their relationship?
  3. What other book with brothers do you see similarities with?
  4. Would you have liked more background on the Sisters brothers? Perhaps a flashback? If there had been a flashback, what would you have liked to have seen?
  5. If this book was about good friends instead of brothers, how much would the story change?
  6. Some people equate some aspects of American culture with the country’s cowboy past; Draw some parallels between themes in this book, and American culture more generally.
  7. Who would you cast as the brothers in a movie version? Why?

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