On Wine-Dark Seas: A Novel of Odysseus and His Fatherless Son Telemachus

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Arcade Publishing
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5.98 X 9.06 X 1.02 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
TAD CRAWFORD is the author of A Floating Life: A Novel as well as The Secret Life of Money and a dozen other nonfiction books. His lectures have brought mythology alive at venues such as the New York Open Center, Wainwright House, and the Analytical Psychology Club of New York. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, Crawford is the founder and publisher of Allworth Press. He lives in New York City.

"A towering triumph of poetic imagination. . . . as entertaining and compelling as the epics were to the Greeks of old." --CHRISTOPHER VOGLER, author of The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

"Odysseus changes from myth to man, from absent and fearless adventurer to challenged father in this stunning and wise story of his return to Ithaca, his slaying of the suitors, and his last years. A compelling, original, and brilliant novel. You 'll never forget it." --NICK LYONS, author of Fire in the Straw

"Crawford captures the essence of myth. Unfolding his story from the inside out--as if something magical is being born--he uses the timeless Trojan Cycle from which Homer shaped The Odyssey to paint the challenges of Odysseus's life on Ithaca with grown son, aging wife, and the relatives of the slaughtered suitors. Passionate and wise, this is a novel to savor." --DANA C. WHITE, PhD, Host/Producer of The Myth Salon

"Read it aloud, so that it immerses your ears and engages your tongue with sounds uncommonly heard these days but sounds that carry a clarion call to what we have lost from the past but sorely need for the future. Bravo!" --RUSSELL LOCKHART, author of Psyche Speaks and Words as Eggs

"Heroes and legends, fathers and sons, long journeys home, and then what happens after. This is a meticulously researched, felt, and necessary exploration of a forgotten and unexplored corner of what might very well be the greatest and most enduring story ever told." --CHRISTOPHER COSMOS, author of Once We Were Here