These Great Athenians: Retold Passages for Seldom Heard Voices (Hardback)
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These Great Athenians: Retold Passages for Seldom Heard Voices (Hardback)

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Hardback 228 Pages
Published: 07/10/2021
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This enchanting and evocative verse novel rescues the female characters of The Odyssey from their isolation and silence, furnishing the ancient myths with an unparalleled and unforgettable new chorus of voices.

Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2022

Faithful Penelope waits for her husband's return as she weaves a shroud that foretells her doom, Scylla once a beautiful nymph turned monster prowls the seas hungry for flesh, while the witch Circe falls for a man who will leave her.

Weaving together their stories and poetic voices, this subtly moving and playful verse novel questions how do those without a voice find freedom within the world of men?

Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
ISBN: 9781914343001
Number of pages: 228
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

For those of you who love Ancient Greek retellings, this is definitely a book to add to your collection. It also makes a great gift (if you can face giving it away!) - Lauren Steele, The Indie Insider

A truly unique mix of verse and storytelling, Valentine explores each woman's tale re-imagining unchallenged and unopposed ideas. - The Mechanics' Institute Review

It's a beautiful book- with foil and coloured pages and each character has a distinctive voice and styling. A lyrical, poetic reworking to be absolutely inhaled. - @chaosonolympus on Instagram

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“Visceral and entertaining poetry collection”

In a world of prose re-tellings of Greek Mythology, I was really interested to see a poetic take - especially as many of the “original” myths were recorded as poems. Taking The Odyssey as its starting point, this... More

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