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  • The Vet's Daughter

    By Barbara Comyns

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170298
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: April 2003
    (New York Review Books Classics). The novel 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, needing 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. 133p.

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