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A beautifully repackaged reissue of the magical novel from Louise Erdrich, winner of America's prestigious National Book Award for Fiction in 2012. ...Show synopsisA beautifully repackaged reissue of the magical novel from Louise Erdrich, winner of America's prestigious National Book Award for Fiction in 2012. On a cold spring morning in 1932, two children, Karl and Mary Adare, leap from a boxcar. Orphaned in a most peculiar way, Karl and Mary have come to Argus, in the heart of rural North Dakota, to seek refuge with their aunt Fritzie. So begins an exhilarating tale, spanning some forty years and brimming with unforgettable characters: ordinary Mary, who causes a miracle; seductive, restless Karl, who lacks his sister's gift for survival; Celestine James, Mary's life-long friend; and Celestine's fearless, wild daughter Dot - the Beet Queen.Hide synopsis
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Description:0-241-12044-6. Hardcover. Fine/fine. In mylar.; tale of...0-241-12044-6. Hardcover. Fine/fine. In mylar.; tale of abandoment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love.; Octavo; 338 p. pages.
Description:Fine in fine dust wrapper. 8vo, pp 338. 'The most interesting...Fine in fine dust wrapper. 8vo, pp 338. 'The most interesting new American novelist to have appeared in years' Philip Roth. From the working library of novelist Angela Carter (1940-1992) with her posthumous bookplate. This small, attractive bookplate reads 'From the Library of Angela Carter' and was designed by Sebastian Carter of the Rampant Lions Press and was authorised by the executors of her estate, from whom we bought the major part of her considerable collection. ISBN: 0241120446.
Description:Near fine in Near Fine jacket. Near fine in near fine dust...Near fine in Near Fine jacket. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Page holoing. Dust jacket has minor light indentation marks to back and light wrinkle to top edge. Two reviews of the book--one by Bernard Levin in The Sunday Times (March 1, 1987) and the other Angela Carter in The Guardian (February 27, 1987) laid in.
Novels like 'The Beet Queen' exist to make the reader uncomfortable. They probe at your hurt spots like a tongue pushing a sore tooth. By showing the weaker, more petty, angrier sides of her characters, Erdrich leads the reader to seek out the good parts for themselves. This novel is about the ...
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