The Beet Queen Summary
Louise Erdrich

Everything you need to understand or teach The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich.

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The Beet Queen Overview

Narrated from multiple characters’ perspectives, The Beet Queen tells the story of siblings Mary and Karl Adare over the course of forty years, beginning in 1932 during the Great Depression and concluding in 1972. The novel begins with fourteen-year-old Karl and eleven-year-old Mary Adare arriving via boxcar in Argus, North Dakota, only to immediately lose each other when a dog attacks Karl; Mary runs east toward Argus proper and Aunt Fritzie, and Karl runs west back to the train.

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