Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

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by Tess Collins
     
 

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HELEN OF TROY is a quirky and lively retelling of the classic Greek legend in small-town America. Helen Ramsey and her good-old-boy husband, Rudy, fight like caged roosters. When their bachelor neighbor becomes Helen’s confidant, rumors spread and sides square off until the entire town joins the ruckus. After Helen is kidnapped by her would-be lover, Rudy… See more details below

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HELEN OF TROY is a quirky and lively retelling of the classic Greek legend in small-town America. Helen Ramsey and her good-old-boy husband, Rudy, fight like caged roosters. When their bachelor neighbor becomes Helen’s confidant, rumors spread and sides square off until the entire town joins the ruckus. After Helen is kidnapped by her would-be lover, Rudy resorts to a clever Trojan Horse stratagem, and Helen wages a war worthy of a goddess. But will even that be enough to triumph over the gossip of a small-town Cassandra?

Editorial Reviews

Kate Flora
“HELEN OF TROY is a deliciously conflicted character—the face that launched a thousand snowballs—and the book is a smile-inducing romp that will leave you deeply satisfied.”
Camille Minichino
“HELEN OF TROY serves up delicious writing, a string of energetic, surprising characters, and a story that conjures images of ancient Sparta while never leaving Troy, Tennessee. You’ll want to visit the hardware and grocery stores to meet the people and take sides in the war over Helen!”
Midwest Book Review - Willis Buhle
“A beauty that was went to war for. Helen of Troy is Tess Collins’ modernized retelling of the ancient epic, bringing it to modern America, and the personal wars we wage over each others’ lives and the extent to which we will go for one another. Enticing with a good dose of humor thrown in, Helen of Troy should prove hard to put down for those who enjoy reworked classics, much recommended.”
Feathered Quill Book Reviews - Cory Bickel
“Ranking near to The Story of Edgar Sawtell -- David Wroblewski's take on Hamlet — in great rewritings of classic stories, Helen of Troy demonstrates that love and battle can be as epic in a tiny, isolated town as they are in the legends of ancient Greece. Collins brings the quirks of the small Appalachian town to life through realistic characters and well-chosen scenes that depict both the ordinary and the outrageous.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013451575
Publisher:
BearCat Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
827,137
File size:
0 MB

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