The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/11/2021
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Discover Thomas Savage's dark poetic tale of a small town in early 20th century American that inspired the new Jane Campion film.

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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784877842
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 213g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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The Power of the Dog
A Wonderful Well Written Story.
Set in the 1920's, brothers Phil and George own and run the biggest ranch in the Montana valley. Phil is definitely the dominant brother but both brothers ... READ MORE
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