The Other (1972)
Harvest Home (1973)
| 4/5 |
United States of America
| Novel, Psychological horror|
Harvest Home, Crowned Heads, Dieter Rams: As Little Desi, Lady, Night Magic
The Other (novel) Wikipedia
The Other is the 1971 debut novel by Thomas Tryon. Set in 1935, the novel focuses on the sadistic relationship between two thirteen-year-old identical twin boys, one who is well-behaved, and the other, a sociopath who wreaks havoc on his family's rural New England farm property.
Tryon, who had been a working actor prior, retired from his Hollywood career to become a novelist. Upon its release, the novel received wide critical acclaim, and was adapted into a 1972 film of the same name directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Uta Hagen. The novel was reprinted in a commemorative edition in 2012 by New York Review Books with an afterword by Dan Chaon.