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The Vet's Daughter
by Barbara Comyns and Kathryn Davis


Overview - The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt. After his wife's death, the vet takes up with a crass, needling woman who tries to refashion Alice in her own image. And yet as Alice retreats ever deeper into a dream world, she discovers an extraordinary secret power of her own.

Harrowing and haunting, like an unexpected cross between Flannery O'Connor and Stephen King, The Vet's Daughter is a story of outraged innocence that culminates in a scene of appalling triumph.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590170298
  • ISBN-10: 1590170296
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: April 2003
  • Page Count: 152
  • Dimensions: 8.12 x 5.02 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.41 pounds

Series: New York Review Books Classics

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