Another exciting new mythological retelling! In this brilliant, highly anticipated follow-up to Silence of the Girls, the women of Troy forge alliances and work to plot their revenge. Perfect for fans of Maggie O'Farrell and Madeline Miller.
"An important, powerful, memorable book."Emily Wilson, translator of The Odyssey
Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless warincluding the women of Troy themselves. They await a fair wind for the Aegean.
It does not come, because the gods are offended. The body of King Priam lies unburied and desecrated, and so the victors remain in suspension, camped in the shadows of the city they destroyed as the coalition that held them together begins to unravel. Old feuds resurface and new suspicions and rivalries begin to fester.
Largely unnoticed by her captors, the one time Trojan queen Briseis, formerly Achilles's slave, now belonging to his companion Alcimus, quietly takes in these developments. She forges alliances when she can, with Priam's aged wife the defiant Hecuba and with the disgraced soothsayer Calchas, all the while shrewdly seeking her path to revenge.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:May 8, 1943
Place of Birth:Thornaby-on-Tees, England
Education:London School of Economics; Durham University