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The vet's daughter

Author: Barbara Comyns
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2003.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 1590170296 9781590170298
OCLC Number: 51306911
Description: xvi, 133 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Responsibility: Barbara Comyns ; foreword by Kathryn Davis.
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"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"--Publisher's description.

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