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ISBN-10: 0316610895
ISBN-13: 9780316610896
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 06/01/2001
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 0.90" H

The Power of the Dog

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Overview

Now an Academy Award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage’s acclaimed Western is “a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place” (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain.

Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall.

“Gripping and powerful…A work of literary art.” –Annie Proulx, from her afterword

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"I never met Tom Savage but we corresponded and spoke on the telephone several times after he contacted me saying he had read my short story 'Brokeback Mountain.' At that time I did not know this writer's books and he was kind enough to send me a copy of Power of the Dog which I read with dawning realization that here was a fine western writer whose work had been overlooked, perhaps because of homophobic prejudice."–Annie Proulx
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ISBN-10: 0316610895
ISBN-13: 9780316610896
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 06/01/2001
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 0.90" H
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