Mac's Backs Book Club discusses The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage.
Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers -- one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet -- and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers' ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel's startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage's voice -- and the intense passion of his characters -- holds readers in thrall.
"Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." --Annie Proulx, from her afterword
A pitch-perfect evocation of time and place...Savage is a master of narrative technique.-- Amanda Heller, Boston Globe
The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website at the 20% book club discount.
Meeting location details TBA.