The women of Troy A novel

Pat Barker, 1943-

Book - 2021

"Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war--including 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."--Jacket flap.

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Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Mythological fiction
Published
New York : Doubleday [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
284 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780385546690
Main Author
Pat Barker, 1943- (author)
Other Authors
Homer (-)