Harper Academic

The Beet Queen

A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 05/23/2017

Price: $15.99

The Beet Queen

A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 05/23/2017

Format:

Price: $15.99

About the Book

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 Beet Queen explores the tenacity of relationships, the magic of natural events, and the unending mystery of the human condition.

“A remarkable and luminous novel.”-Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Critical Praise

“A novel rich in movement, beauty, event. Her prose spins and sparkles, and dances right on the heart when it needs to.” - Los Angeles Times

“Written with extraordinary power, compassion, and insight into the human heart....Erdrich has vaulted into the front ranks of American literature.” - Newsday

“A remarkable and luminous novel.” - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Captivating." - Washington Post Book World

“The dialogue is brilliant from start to finish. And Mary, Karl, Selestine, Sita, and Dot are all original and powerful characters who, like their relatives in Love Medicine, left me exhilarated, somewhat drained, and very grateful to this immensely gifted novelist." - Chicago Sun-Times

“A book of power and precision.” - New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060835279
  • ISBN 10: 0060835273
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/23/2017
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.830 in (d)
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal