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A Thousand Acres
by Jane Smiley




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This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest 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 takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride--and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

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This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest 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 takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride--and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

 

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


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