A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ...
ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.
Larry Cook is a hardened nose-to-the-grindstone farmer in Iowa. His wife dies leaving three young girls. Superimpose a little King Lear and you have A Thousand Acres. One of my favorite quotations:"It was imperative that the growing discord in our
..." family be made to appear minor...the paramount value of looking right is not something you walk away from after a single night...it is something you embrace, the broken plank you are left with after the ship has gone down." Survivors of dysfunction find a little bit of healing in reading about a worse situation. God bless all the Ginny Cooks in the world.Continua...Nascondi