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A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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Sep 26, 08

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Read in January, 1994

This is a modern retelling of King Lear and is a tragedy. The location is the midwest and the father is planning on turning over his property (farm) to his 3 daughters. Everything has its price. And these daughters have paid it. This is a well-written novel which deserved to win the Pulitzer Prize. Nonetheless I found it depressing and haunting.
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