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The Power of the Dog By Thomas Savage

The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage

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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.

The Power of the Dog Summary

The Power of the Dog: SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM STARRING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH by Thomas Savage

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

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

The Power of the Dog Reviews

Optimistically 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 *
[Savage's] prose is vivid and direct... [his] descriptions of nature have real power... a slow-burn psychological western. * The Times *
An exhilarating drama between two brothers set in Twenties Montana, and better even than Stoner * Daily Telegraph *
Something aching and lonely and terrible of the west is caught forever on Savage's pages, and the most compelling and painful of [his] books is The Power of the Dog, a work of literary art
The shocking turn of the book's final pages keeps the story bright as a blade to the end...This is the perfect example of a book that never quite made it to the rank of classic...but is more than worthy of resurrection now * New Statesman *

About Thomas Savage

Thomas Savage (Author)
Thomas Savage was born on 25 April 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a large sheep-ranching family. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and on his mother's remarriage Savage moved with her to Montana. He studied at the University of Montana and worked as a ranch hand for several years, but when an article he wrote on horse-breaking was published in Coronet magazine in 1937, Savage enrolled at Colby College in Maine to study English. He went on to have a variety of jobs, including welder, insurance man and plumber as well as teaching English at Brandeis and Vassar. His first novel, The Pass, was published in 1944 and he went on to write twelve more, including The Power of the Dog. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1980. Thomas Savage died in Virginia on 25 July 2003, aged eighty-eight.

Additional information

GOR012246220
9781784877842
1784877840
The Power of the Dog: SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM STARRING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH by Thomas Savage
Used - Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2021-11-04
304
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