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A Thousand Acres

By Jane Smiley
  • ISBN Code: : 9780307787712
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 492
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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Book Excerpt :

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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