The Beet Queen
A 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.
'A perfect - and perfectly wonderful - novel.' Anne Tyler 'Violent, passionate, surprising ... 'The Beet Queen' imparts its freshness of vision like an electric shock.' Angela Carter 'She is a writer of formidable strength and imagination, and she presents the fruits of both in a prose of flexible, haunting beauty.' Bernard Levin, Sunday Times 'A remarkable and luminous novel.' New York Times
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