The Silence of the Girls (Hardback)
  • The Silence of the Girls (Hardback)
  • The Silence of the Girls (Hardback)
  • The Silence of the Girls (Hardback)
  • The Silence of the Girls (Hardback)
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The Silence of the Girls (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 30/08/2018

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Waterstones Says

Pat Barker’s electrifying revision of The Iliad reframes the story through the voiceless women of war. A startlingly vivid novel with a powerful message about who tells stories and why it matters.

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2018

From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration and one of our greatest contemporary writers on war comes a reimagining of the most famous conflict in literature - the legendary Trojan War.

When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis's old life is shattered. She is transformed from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the god-like warrior Achilles as a prize of war. And she's not alone: on the same day, and on many others in the course of a long and bitter war, innumerable women have been wrested from their homes and flung to the fighters.

Wrestling the epic drama of the Trojan War away from its usual male-centric gaze, The Silence of the Girls seeks out the other story, the women’s story, charting the journey of a sometime-queen across the chaos of history, seeking freedom and the right to be author of her own story.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241338070
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm

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“Slave women, unsung heroes of Iliad...”

This is the story of Iliad without the glamorous battles between incredible men and their heroic actions. Instead it is the story of the women whom they captured and turned into slaves to serve them.

With her... More

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“Anger and Wrath”

This new novel from Pat Barker will be advertised as presenting a new angle on the story of the Trojan War – an examination of Homer’s heroes from the point of view of their ‘prizes’, the captive women who became... More

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“Phenomenal”

Gorgeous, emotional and thought-provoking re-telling of Greek myth. Although predominantly (former) Queen Briseis' story, many different women from Greek mythology are touched upon in this beautifully crafted... More

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