The Silence of the Girls

From the Booker prize-winning author of Regeneration

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Publisher Description

A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY

'Chilling, powerful, audacious' The Times

'Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard


There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan War whose voice has been silent - until now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness that history forgot . . .

Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is a slave to the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?

PERFECT FOR FANS OF MADELINE MILLER'S CIRCE AND THE SONG OF ACHILLES.

*Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award*

Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths in The Women of Troy.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
30 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
12.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Purple Mirror ,

Unimaginable

The thought of war sparks words such as violence, savagery, brutality and enslavement and that’s what the author has clearly portrayed throughout the book.

Pat Barker seizes the reader retelling the fall of Troy, the heroism of Achilles and the Greek men and in contrast unfolds the brutal treatment of the Trojan women & girls.
The Greek Men and boys have to survive these brutal wars and then are rewarded with the loots of Troy including enslaving the Trojan women and girls.
These horrors of the battlefields are confronting and unimaginable.

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