The Women of Troy (Hardback)Pat Barker (author)
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In the aftermath of the Trojan war, old feuds and new ambitions are brought into play in this mesmerising follow-up to the bestselling The Silence of the Girls.
Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths.
Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home victors, loaded with their spoils: their stolen gold, stolen weapons, stolen women. All they need is a good wind to lift their sails.
But the wind does not come. The gods have been offended - the body of Priam lies desecrated, unburied - and so the victors remain in limbo, camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, pacing at the edge of an unobliging sea. And, in these empty, restless days, the hierarchies that held them together begin to fray, old feuds resurface and new suspicions fester.
Largely unnoticed by her squabbling captors, Briseis remains in the Greek encampment. She forges alliances where she can - with young, dangerously naive Amina, with defiant, aged Hecuba, with Calchus, the disgraced priest - and begins to see the path to a kind of revenge. Briseis has survived the Trojan War, but peacetime may turn out to be even more dangerous...
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm
'Taut, masterly, wholly absorbing. Still one of the greatest stories ever written. A book that will be read in generations to come.' - Daily Telegraph on The Silence of the Girls
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“Chilling, powerful retelling continues.”
The mighty Troy is finally defeated by trickery and King Priam is slated by the son of Achilles. Now, that the war is over, the Greeks reap their glory with their spoils, gold, weapons and enslaved women.
“His father's son”
Pat Barker’s second Trojan War novel begins inside the Wooden Horse as the Greeks wait to see if Odysseus’ trick will work and The Trojans will transport the Horse within their walls. This is an effective scene with... More
“Wonderful sequel reimagining fall of Troy”
*I received a free copy of this novel to review from Net Galley*
Pat Barker shows again why she’s a master of writing about trauma in this beautifully written novel. A sequel to the Silence of the Girls, the Women of... More
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