A Thousand Acres
Larry Cook, Ginny, Rose, Caroline
Smiley took on the challenge of retelling one of Shakespeare's greatest masterpieces, King Lear. Those who know the King Lear drama well will take relish in pointing out all of its flaws; those approaching it fresh will just enjoy a very well told and thought out American tale about the relationship of three sisters to their father.
At sixty miles an hour, you could pass our farm in a minute, on County Road 686, which ran due north into the T intersection at Cabot Street Road.
I can't say that I forgive my father, but now I can imagine what he probably chose never to remember the goad of an unthinkable urge, pricking him, pressing him, wrapping him in an impenetrable fog of self that must have seemed, when he wandered around the house late at night after working and drinking, like the very darkness. This is the gleaming obsidian shard I safeguard above all the others.
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