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A Thousand Acres culminates a series of earlier works in which Smiley explored the relationships within families with domineering parents and the control of land. In Barn Blind (1980), Katherine Karlson removes her husband and children to rural Illinois where she single-mindedly pursues her dream of training a national and international equestrian champion through her four children and students. The consequences are emotionally calamitous for the husband and children and lead to the breakup of the family. The novel At Paradise Gate (1981), told from the point of view of Anna Robison, the mother of three adult daughters, recounts events occurring in the twenty-four hours before the death of Ike Robison, their husband and father, respectively. As Anna struggles to deal with the needs of her querulous invalid husband, she meditates on their earlier life in Wyoming where she and Ike struggled unsuccessfully to establish a ranch before giving up...

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