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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library HAY (Text) 33500013345129 New Checked out 03/20/2021
Moorhead Public Library HAY (Text) 33500013345137 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063065390
  • ISBN: 0063065398
  • Physical Description: xiii, 348 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 by Mantle, an imprint of Pan Macmillan."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
A retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of its women follows the stories of a vigil-keeping Penelope, an Amazon princess rival of Achilles, and three goddesses whose feud sparks a tragic conflict.
Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    "Sing, Muse," commands a poet, invoking inspiration for his Trojan War verse, but Calliope, goddess of epic poetry, has her own purpose in mind. She offers a tale not of the men's glory but of the experiences of the women. Except maybe Helen, who annoys her. Continuing her reimagining of the classics, Haynes (The Children of Jocasta, 2018) tells a witty, unapologetically feminist story of women's suffering, courage, and endurance, which demands that we reconsider our concept of heroism. Following a 10-year siege, Creusa, a young wife, wakes to see her city aflame. Other women of Troy wait along the shoreline to be parceled out as slaves to the Greek victors. Showing Haynes' comedic touch, Penelope writes letters to her husband, Odysseus, growing exasperated as she learns the reasons for his delayed voyage home to Ithaca. Some characters are familiar, others less so, including Oenone, Paris' abandoned wife. Cassandra's account is especially wrenching. The telling is nonlinear, but the varied stories flow naturally together, ensuring that readers won't lose their way. Haynes' freshly modern version of an ancient tale is perfect for our times. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Trojan War > Fiction.
Trojan War > Women > Fiction.
Troy (Extinct city) > Fiction.
Goddesses, Greek > Fiction.
Mythology, Greek > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.
War fiction.
Novels.

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