A Thousand Acres: A Novel

Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres: A Novel
Random House USA Inc
United States
2 December 2003

A Thousand Acres: A Novel

Jane Smiley

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A powerful and poignant twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear (The New York Times Book Review) that takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride-and centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters.

When the youngest daughter 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. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

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

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