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The beet queen : a novel

Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1989, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"...a vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love. On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. Orphaned in a most peculiar way, Karl and Mary look for refuge to their mother's sister Fritzie, who, with husband Pete, runs a butcher shop. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with unforgettable characters: ordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0553347233 9780553347234
OCLC Number: 20169758
Description: 338 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: by Louise Erdrich.

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"...a vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love. On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. Orphaned in a most peculiar way, Karl and Mary look for refuge to their mother's sister Fritzie, who, with husband Pete, runs a butcher shop. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with unforgettable characters: ordinary Mary, who causes a miracle; seductive Karl, who lacks Mary's gift for survival; Sita, their lovely, disturbed, ambitious cousin; Wallace Pfef, a town leader bearing a lonely secret; Celestine James, a mixed-blood Chippewa, and her daughter, Dot. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the magic of natural events, and the unending mystery of the human condition."

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