RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51306911 LA English T1 The vet's daughter A1 Comyns, Barbara,, PB New York Review Books PP New York YR 2003 SN 1590170296 9781590170298 AB "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.