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The Vet's Daughter
By Barbara Comyns and Kathryn Davis (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date April 1, 2003
Pages 200
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590170298
ISBN-10 1590170296
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a vicious tale of horror, a veterinarian moves into a London suburb after his wife dies, hires a bizarre new housekeeper, and discovers his daughter has new, terrifying powers. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Harrowing and haunting, like an unexpected cross between Flannery O'Connor and Stephen King, The Vet's Daughter is a story of outraged innocence that culminates in a scene of appalling triumph.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780385271905 Book cover for 9780860681632 Book cover for 9781590170298
 
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With Kathryn Davis (other contributor) | from New York Review of Books (April 1, 2003)
9781590170298 | details & prices | 200 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In a vicious tale of horror, a veterinarian moves into a London suburb after his wife dies, hires a bizarre new housekeeper, and discovers his daughter has new, terrifying powers.
Reprint edition from Virago Pr (October 1, 1992); titled "Vet's Daughter"
9780860681632 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
About: The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge.
from Doubleday (September 1, 1981)
9780385271905 | details & prices | 190 pages | List price $5.95
About: Living with her cruel father and ailing mother, Alice Rowland discovers she has the power to levitate
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780754005346
 
With Susannah Harker (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Sterling Audio Books (December 1, 2000)
9780754005346 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $39.95

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