New Patrick DeWitt novel! New Patrick DeWitt novel!

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If you haven’t yet read Patrick DeWitt’s marvelous The Sisters Brothers, you have until September to get on that, because the Oregon based writer has a new novel, and some exciting new cover art, coming our way.

Publishers announced today that Undermajordomo Minor will be released on September 7th. DeWitt’s 2011 novel won a Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize, and a Stephen Leacock Medal. This new work has a castle and a baron so fun is sure to be had by all.

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And the cover art. I’ve so far seen three variants and they’re the same bold graphics that made The Sisters Brothers irresistible. Dan Stiles drew the famous cover for that novel and all three variants for the to-be-released DeWitt book look to be Stiles’ style. It’s great to see the two teaming up again; the striking artwork will make the wait until September a little bit more bearable.

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