First published in 1967, Thomas Savage's western novel about two brothers and the competition between them when one marries now includes an afterword by Annie Proulx.
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Thomas Savage was born in 1915 in Salt Lake City and now lives in Virginia. His literary career spans five decades and13 novels, most notably The Power of the Dog (1967) and I Heard My Sister Speak My Name (1977).Review:
"...a writer of the first order, and he possesses in abundance the novelist's highest art--the ability to illuminate and move..." -- The New Yorker
"...offers so many pleasures...Put simply, The Power of the Dog is a masterpiece..." -- Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948 and Justice
"A fine novel...studded with fleeting insights, and reverberating for some time after it is laid down." -- Jack McClintock, Chicago Tribune
"Gripping and tense...a work of literary art..." -- Annie Proulx
"Thomas Savage is a writer of real consequence...a masterful novelist..." -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
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Buchbeschreibung Vintage Classics Random House UK Feb 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 'Billed as the next Stoner , this 1967 reissue is in fact the better novel.a rich and challenging psychodrama, based on brilliant characterisation. With its echoes of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain , this satisfyingly complex story deserves another shot at rounding up public admiration' Guardian Phil and George are brothers, more than partners, 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 304 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781784870621