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A Thousand Acres

By: Jane Smiley
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400033836
12/02/2003 - $16.00
Categories: Literary,

A successful Iowa farmer 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. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.