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A thousand acres

a novel
  • 371 Pages
  • 0.23 MB
  • English
Anchor Books , New York
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Parent and adult child -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Aging parents -- Fiction, Family farms -- Fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Iowa -- Fi


StatementJane Smiley.
LC ClassificationsPS3569.M39 T47 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination371 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3708396M
ISBN 101400033837
LC Control Number2003283902

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A Thousand Acres is the powerful, mythic story of an American farm family and the land that nourishes and consumes its members. Three daughters and their husbands are pulled into a tangle of love, jealousy, and fear when their father, Larry Cook, grows too old to manage the family's fertile thousand-acre farm.

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4, Lear in Iowa. In a seaming, 20th-century version of Shakespeare's tragedy, Smiley—clawing open the "ingratitude" of a monarch's elder daughters to reveal a rage that could out-tempest Lear's—once again examines the buried secret hurts within families and the deadly results when Author: Jane Smiley.

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She, along with her sister, Rose Cook Lewis, inherits her father's farmland, the setting in which the story takes place. Ginny is a complex character that works through greed, jealousy, anger, and trauma throughout the Author: Jane Smiley.

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Jane Smiley had reworked. 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. Winner - Pulitzer Prize Winner - National Book Critics Circle Awards.

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A Thousand Acres has a choppy feel, almost certainly the result of the book-to-screen transition, and the pre-epilogue ending happens with surprising suddenness.

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