|描述：||xvi, 133 pages ; 21 cm.|
|叢書名：||New York Review Books classics.|
|責任：||Barbara Comyns ; foreword by Kathryn Davis.|
"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.