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The Beet Queen

Louise Erdrich

Published by Henry Holt, 1986
ISBN 10: 0805000585 / ISBN 13: 9780805000580
/ Condition: Near Fine / Hardcover
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Title: The Beet Queen

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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First printing. Flat SIGNED, on the title page, by both Louise Erdrich and the dedicatee, Michael Dorris. The gently shelfworn volume is in a lightly edgeworn, unclipped, dustjacket. The jacket is protected in mylar. Uncommon for this title to be signed by both authors. Bookseller Inventory # 1103120032

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Synopsis: The acclaimed author of Love Medicine, which won the 1985 Book Critics Circle Award for best novel, presents her new novel, which spans a period of some 40 years, chronicling a family's life in a small off-reservation town in North Dakota.

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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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