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The Other

The Other

The Other
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The Other

by Tryon, Thomas

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New York: Fawcett, 1971. Mass-market paperback. Good.. 288 p.; 22 cm.


Thomas Tryon (1926–1991) was born in Hartford, Connecticut into a family whose New England roots stretch back to the seventeenth century. After serving in the navy during World War II , he attended Yale, and upon graduation began an acting career that would take him from a made-for-television Disney western to Hollywood, where he was featured in several B movies as well as Otto Preminger’s The Cardinal . Preminger’s treatment of Tryon was so cruel as to become a Hollywood legend, and Tryon turned to writing. His first book, The Other (1971), was an immediate success, spending more than six months on the New York Times best-seller list and allowing him to quit acting for good; a film adaptation, with a screenplay by Tryon and directed by Robert Mulligan, appeared in 1972. Tryon wrote two more novels set in the fictional Pequot Landing of The Other , Harvest Home (1973) and Lady (1974), before turning to works like All That Glitters (1986), that explore the dark side of the golden age of Hollywood. At the time of his death Tryon was working on a historical trilogy set in early nineteenth-century Connecticut. Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Stay Awake , a short-story collection. He is the author of the novels You Remind Me of Me and Await Your Reply , as well as of the story collections Fitting Ends and Among the Missing , which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award. His stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies , and The O. Henry Prize Stories . He teaches at Oberlin College, where he is the Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing and Literature.


On Oct 31 2007, Hazelwood_Booksellers said:
Perhaps his best work, Thomas Tryon's debut novel, The Other, set a new standard in horror fiction for its day in time. He certainly raised the bar in a story of gradually gripping, eventually all consuming terror for its readers. A mesmerizing tale of twin boys born to a prominent family of a small town in rural Connecticut, who slowly but surely wreak hellatious havoc to the family, then upon the town, in the games they play while secreted away within the shrouds of an old dark barn and a dank cellar. A classic rendition of good versus evil, brother against brother, with a breath-catching twist.

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Tryon, Thomas
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