A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

This novel is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear, set on a 1000-acre farm in Iowa. The story revolves around three daughters whose father decides to divide his land among them. The eldest two daughters are compliant with their father's decision, but the youngest daughter objects, leading to familial discord. The novel delves into themes of power, jealousy, and the dark secrets that can tear a family apart.

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Published
1991
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
371
Words
192,000
Original Language
English