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A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

Author: Jane Smiley
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Description

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.

Awards

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction

Reviews

"Brilliant... Absorbing... A thrilling work of art." —Chicago Sun-Times

"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

"Powerful and poignant." —The New York Times Book Review

Author description

Jane Smiley is the author of many novels, including A Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and Horse Heaven. She lives in Northern California. In 2001, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781400033836
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Random House Inc
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.54
  • : 384
  • : Jane Smiley
  • : Paperback / softback