A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres

By Jane Smiley

  • Release Date: 1991-10-23
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings


This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear 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, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.