The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/02/2016
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Thanks to Rosanna Boscawen and Vintage Books for the review copy. I'll be honest: I'd never heard of this 'lost classic', and though I do have an intere... READ MORE
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Synopsis

**NOW THE WINNER OF THE 2022 BEST DIRECTOR OSCAR AND TWO 2022 BAFTA AWARDS**

Discover Thomas Savage's dark poetic tale of a small town in early 20th century America.

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. 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

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784870621
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 214g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 18 mm

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