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The Beet Queen: A Novel

The Beet Queen: A Novel
Author: Louise Erdrich
ISBN 13: 9780060835279
ISBN 10: 60835273
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $14.99

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.

Robert Bly

A book of power and precision....[Louise Erdrich's] two books together provoke in me amazement and gratitude at this splendid, feisty talent. —New York Times Book Review