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A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres
by Jane Smiley

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling novel from one of America's greatest contemporary writers.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling novel from one of America's greatest contemporary writers. Larry Cook's farm is the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa, and a tribute to his hard work and single-mindedness. Proud and possessive, his sudden decision to retire and hand over the farm to his three daughters, is disarmingly uncharacteristic. Ginny and Rose, the two eldest, are startled yet eager to accept, but Caroline, the youngest daughter, has misgivings. Immediately, her father cuts her out. In A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley transposes the King Lear story to the modern day, and in so doing at once illuminates Shakespeare's original and subtly transforms it. This astonishing novel won both of America's highest literary awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle Award.

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Additional information

Sku
GOR000469505
Title
A Thousand Acres
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
400
ISBN 10
0006544827
ISBN 13
9780006544821
Prizes
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1992 Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1992
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