The Vet's Daughter

The Vet's Daughter - New York Review Books Classics

Paperback (30 Apr 2003)

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Synopsis

The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt. After his wife's death, the vet takes up with a crass, needling woman who tries to refashion Alice in her own image. And yet as Alice retreats ever deeper into a dream world, she discovers an extraordinary secret power of her own.

Harrowing and haunting, like an unexpected cross between Flannery O'Connor and Stephen King, The Vet's Daughter is a story of outraged innocence that culminates in a scene of appalling triumph.

Book information

ISBN: 9781590170298
Publisher: New York Review Books
Imprint: New York Review Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 133
Weight: 186g
Height: 206mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 11mm