Aristotle has never been able to resist a keen mind in another, even in his own daughter, Pythias - a young girl who should be content with the kitchen, the loom and a future of childbearing. But she is really smart, able to best his own students in debate; is she a freak or a harbinger of what women can really achieve? Whichever is the case, hers is a privileged position, a woman who moves in a man's world, protected by the reputation of her philosopher father. Yet her entire life is set to change when Aristotle dies, leaving his daughter to discover that the world is a place not of logic but one of superstition, and that a girl can be preyed upon by gods and goddesses as much as by grown men and women...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 25 mm
Intense, impressionistic and mysterious... This novel thrills in its immediacy and the family at its heart, in their love for each other, are instantly, captivatingly real * Daily Mail *
Lyon is an extremely skilled historical novelist... She conjures a cruel, superstitious society in all its visceral otherness * Financial Times *
Lyon has transitioned from unknown ingenue to a dominant force in Canadian literature - instant doyenne of the new generation * Toronto Globe and Mail *