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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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: 567 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 33 mm


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Praise for Pat Barker:

'Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation.' - Sunday Telegraph

'She is not only a fine chronicler of war but of human nature.' – The Independent

'Barker is a writer of crispness and clarity and an unflinching seeker of the germ of what it means to be human' – The Herald

'You go to her for plain truths, a driving storyline and a clear eye, steadily facing the history of our world' – The Guardian

An Evening with Pat Barker: The Silence of the Girls

An Evening with Pat Barker: The Silence of the Girls

Burnholme Centre, Bad Bargain Lane, York, YO31 0QX
Monday 3rd September 19:00 - 20:30

Pat Barker, the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration and one of our greatest contemporary writers on war, will discuss her new book, The Silence of the Girls, a reimagining of the most famous conflict in literature - the legendary Trojan War.

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Reimagining the Classics: Pat Barker, Daisy Johnson and Michael Hughes in conversation with Edith Hall

Reimagining the Classics: Pat Barker, Daisy Johnson and Michael Hughes in conversation with Edith Hall

London - Piccadilly
Thursday 6th September 18:30

Join us for an evening with Pat Barker, the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration, and Michael Hughes, as they discuss their latest novels, the influence and legacy of Homer, and the art of reimagining Greek myths and culture.

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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

Hardback edition
21st June 2018
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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

Hardback edition
11th June 2018
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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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