The Beet Queen

Author(s): Louise Erdrich

Hardback fiction

Now, from the award-winning author of Love Medicine,  comes a vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love.On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. Orphaned in a most peculiar way, Karl and Mary look for refuge to their mother's sister Fritzie, who with her husband, Pete, runs a butcher shop. So begins an exhilerating 40-year saga brimming with unforgettable characters: Ordinary Mary, who causes a miracle ; seductive Karl, who lacks Mary's gift for survival; Sita, their lovely, disturbed, ambitious cousin; Wallace Pfef, a town leader bearing a lonely secret; Celestine James, a mixed-blood Chippewa; and her daughter, Dot. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the magic of natural events and the unending mystery of the human condition.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241120446
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : 0.524
  • : January 1987
  • : ---length:- '20'width:- '14'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Louise Erdrich
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 352