The Women of Troy

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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Doubleday Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.51 X 9.44 X 1.14 inches | 1.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780385546690

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About the Author

PAT BARKER is the author of sixteen novels, beginning with her working class masterpiece Union Street in 1982. Her Regeneration Trilogy novels set in the First World War were awarded the Booker Prize and praised as one of the greatest historical novels in British literature. Her last novel, The Silence of the Girls, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Gordon Prize in the UK, and won the Independent Bookshop Award in 2019. She was made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000. She lives in Durham, England.

Reviews

[A] masterly continuation of her fiercely feminist take on Homer's Iliad. . . In a novel filled with names from legend, Briseis stands tall as a heroine: brave, smart and loyal. . . Barker's latest is a wonder.--Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*

Barker's blunt, earthy prose strips the romance from Greek mythology, revealing its foundations in murder and oppression, yet she also understands--and conveys--the stark appeal of these ancient stories as she asks us to reconsider them through the eyes of their victims. As with her masterful Regeneration trilogy, the inconclusive close of this volume leaves readers hungry to know what happens next to a host of complex and engaging characters. Vintage Barker: challenging, stimulating, and profoundly satisfying.--Kirkus Reviews *Starred Review*

. . . This continuation of the Trojan woman's story feels like another victory for every person who was silenced by history, their story stolen from them.--Refinery29

Barker's sequel to The Silence of the Girls (2018) continues the story of Queen Briseis, given as a war prize to Achilles... Through Briseis' eyes, readers experience the aftermath of the fall of Troy... Briseis is an engaging character, both pragmatic and perceptive, providing keen insight into monsters such as Pyrrhus, as well as the women of Troy.--Booklist

Once again, Barker uses blunt prose to tell human stories that strip the romance from one of literature's enduring epics.--The Millions