The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

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Now an 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 woman and young boy, 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


Author: Thomas Savage, Annie Proulx
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 06/01/2001
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780316610896

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 06/01/2001 pg. 1804
Publishers Weekly 06/18/2001 pg. 61
Library Journal 08/01/2001 pg. 172
Booksense '76 Reading Grp 04 05/01/2004 pg. 1