The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog - Vintage Classics

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Paperback (04 Feb 2016) | English

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Synopsis

Thomas Savage's dark poetic writing about bachelor brothers in a small town in early 20th century American will hook you in.

Phil and George are brothers and joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley.

Phil is the bright one, George the plodder. Phil is tall and angular; George is stocky and silent. Phil is a brilliant chess player, a voracious reader, an eloquent storyteller; George learns slowly, and devotes himself to the business.

Phil is a vicious sadist, with a seething contempt for weakness to match his thirst for dominance; George has a gentle, loving soul. They sleep in the room they shared as boys, and so it has been for forty years.

When George unexpectedly marries a young widow and brings her to live at the ranch, Phil begins a relentless campaign to destroy his brother's new wife. But he reckons without an unlikely protector.

From its visceral first paragraph to its devastating twist of an ending, The Power of the Dog will hold you in its grip.


WITH AN AFTERWORD BY ANNIE PROULX

'With its echoes of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain, this satisfyingly complex story deserves another shot at rounding up public admiration' Guardian

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784870621
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 212g
Height: 195mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 20mm