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A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose wealth cannot stay the hand of tragedy. It is the intense, compelling story of a father and his daughters, of sisters, of wives and husbands, and of the human cost of a lifetime spent trying to subdue the land and the passions it stirs. The most critically acclaimed novel of the literary season, a classic story of contemporary American life, A THOUSAND ACRES is destined to be read for years to come.

It has been a long time since a novel so surprised me with its power to haunt . . . . Its genius grows from its ruthless acceptance of the divided nature of every character . . . . This gives A THOUSAND ACRES the prismatic quality of the greatest art. — Chicago Tribune

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394577739
Editor:
Bristol, Barbara
Publisher:
Knopf :
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Iowa
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Family farms
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Iowa Fiction.
Subject:
Fathers and daughters -- Iowa -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
1992
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
371 p.
Dimensions:
9.50x6.48x1.39 in. 1.69 lbs.

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