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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A powerful and poignant twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear (The New York Times Book Review) that takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride--and centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters.

When the youngest daughter objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

"A family portrait that is also a near-epic investigation into the broad landscape, the thousand dark acres of the human heart.... The book has all the stark brutality of a Shakespearean tragedy." --The Washington Post Book World

  • ISBN-13: 9781400033836
  • ISBN-10: 1400033837
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.1 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 384