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THE WOMEN OF TROY

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Troy has fallen.

The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors - all they need is a good wind to lift their sails. But the wind has vanished, the seas becalmed by vengeful gods, and so the warriors remain in limbo - camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, kept company by the women they stole from it. The women of Troy.

Helen - poor Helen. All that beauty, all that grace - and she was just a mouldy old bone for feral dogs to fight over.

 

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Автор Pat Barker
Страници 320
Корица мека
Език английски
Година 2022
Дата на получаване 10.09.2022 г.
Издателство PENGUIN BOOKS
ID на книга 20328833
ISBN 9780241988336
Категории Митове и легенди
Книги на английски език
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Cassandra, who has learned not to be too attached to her own prophecies. They have only ever been believed when she can get a man to deliver them.

Stubborn Amina, with her gaze still fixed on the ruined towers of Troy, determined to avenge the slaughter of her king. 

Hecuba, howling and clawing her cheeks on the silent shore, as if she could make her cries heard in the gloomy halls of Hades. As if she could wake the dead.

And Briseis, carrying her future in her womb: the unborn child of the dead hero Achilles. Once again caught up in the disputes of violent men. Once again faced with the chance to shape history.

Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed "The Silence of the Girls", Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths. A Sunday Times bestseller, written in the s[irit of the #Metoo age.

"The Women Of Troy's immediate beauty is its accessibility and Barker's precise, elegant writing"

Metro

Pat Barker is an English writer and novelist. She has won many awards for her fiction, which centers on themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her work is described as direct, blunt and plainspoken. In 2012, The Observer named "the Regeneration Trilogy" as one of "The 10 best historical novels" 

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