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The Beet Queen

Erdrich, Louise

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ISBN 10: 0241120446 / ISBN 13: 9780241120446
Published by Hamish Hamilton, London, 1987
Condition: Near fine Hardcover
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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. Bookseller Inventory # b23752

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Title: The Beet Queen

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt Fritzie and her husband, Pete; ordinary Mary, who will cause a miracle, and seductive Karl, who lacks his sister's gift for survival, embark upon an exhilarating life-journey crowded with colorful, unforgettable characters and marked by the extraordinary magic of natural events.

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Painted Drum, Louise Erdrich dazzles in this vibrant and heartfelt tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love that explores with empathy, humor, and power the eternal mystery of the human condition.

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On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, Mary seeks refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband, while Karl gets back on the train. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with colorful, unforgettable characters: ordinary Mary, who will cause a miracle; seductive Karl, who lacks his sister’s gift for survival; Sita, their lovely but disturbed cousin; and the half–Native American Celestine James, who will become Mary’s best friend. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the extraordinary magic of natural events, and the unending mystery of the human condition.

Bestselling, National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich dazzles in this vibrant and heartfelt tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love that explores with empathy, humor, and power the eternal mystery of the human condition.

 

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