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- DescriptionThis powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare s <i>King Lear</i> centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who 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. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, <i>A Thousand Acres</i>takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.
- Author BiographyJane Smileyis the author of numerous novels, including<i>A Thousand Acres, </i>which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, <i>Golden Age, </i>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.
- Author(s)Jane Smiley
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight295 g
- Width130 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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