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Two Riders of the Storm (Peter Owen Modern Classics)

ISBN13: 9780720611595
ISBN: 0720611598
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Published Date:
Pages: 228
Average Goodreads rating: 3.86/5 (25 ratings)

Two brothers, Marceau and Ange Jason, are members of a family renowned and respected for its brutality and are therefore bound together with ties stronger than those of ordinary brotherly love. This affection soon turns to hatred after Marceau kills a wild horse with a single blow at a country fair, becoming the local wrestling champion. As his strength increases and his fame spreads, the younger sibling's jealousy causes this bond to snap. The end, when it comes, is a violent—and deadly—confrontation. Two Riders of the Storm is a story of a Cain-and-Abel-like struggle for supremacy in its most primitive form described with an intense and stark poetic beauty that transforms the brutal imagery into elemental forces of life death.