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A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres
 

This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm among his three daughters. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres spins the most fundamental themes of truth, justice, lo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781841593821
Barcode 9781841593821
Published 15 March 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Smiley, Jane
Introduction by Kushner, Rachel
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ISBN-13 9781841593821
ISBN-10 1841593826
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Everyman's Library
Publication Date 15 March 2018
International Publication Date 1 March 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smiley, Jane
Introduction by Kushner, Rachel
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 456
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 560g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Farms - Fiction - Iowa
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm among his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will, which sets in motion a chain of events that brings dark truths to light. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres spins the most fundamental themes of truth, justice, love, and pride into a universally acclaimed masterpiece.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I still don't know how Smiley did it, the voices in A Thousand Acres are so raw and true, right from the first page. It's as if she has channelled them, rather than invented them. It has Biblical sweep - that broad sense of the epic - but Smiley is poignant on the daily-ness of life, cooking, cleaning and the way one sister feels when she finds she can't have children . * Independent * It's been almost 25 years since Smiley won the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres. With the Last One Hundred Years trilogy, she surely confirms her place alongside Roth, Updike and Bellow as one of the truly great chroniclers of 20th-century American life. * Guardian *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, Golden Age, the concluding volume of The Last Hundred Years trilogy. She is also the author of five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has also received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.

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