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The Siege of Trencher's Farm

The Novel That Inspired Straw Dogs
Williams, Gordon M. (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Siege of Trencher's Farm
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"American professor George Magruder, his wife Louise, and their daughter rent an old isolated house known as Trencher's Farm in Cornwall so George can finish his book. When George accidentally runs over a convicted child killer on the loose from a mental asylum, he confronts the brutal locals and sets in train a series of violent events that threatens his very survival and that of his family."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Williams, Gordon M., 1934-
Title: The siege of Trencher's farm
the novel that inspired Straw dogs
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 225 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gordon Williams
Summary: "American professor George Magruder, his wife Louise, and their daughter rent an old isolated house known as Trencher's Farm in Cornwall so George can finish his book. When George accidentally runs over a convicted child killer on the loose from a mental asylum, he confronts the brutal locals and sets in train a series of violent events that threatens his very survival and that of his family."--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 0857681192
9780857681195
Branch Call Number: FICTION WILLIAMS 2011
Subject Headings: England Rural conditions Fiction Sexual harassment of women England Fiction Harassment England Fiction Married people England Fiction Americans England Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Sexual harassment of women
Harassment
Married people
Americans
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After viewing Sam Peckinpah’s film version of this novel, "Straw Dogs," I had to read the source material. Williams’s story is infinitely more gripping and rewarding. Another glimpse into society’s hazy reactions to mental illness and the paranoia it can instill, this story of an Ameri... Read More »


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