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? THE PERFECT GIFT 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.
“The Illiad from its most interesting perspective!”
In the Illiad, women are spoils and things that men control, but in Barker's unforgiving retelling we see the story take its form from the perspective of such a woman, a person in her own right. It is impossible to put this book down!
A retelling of the Iliad with focus on the relationship between Achilles and Queen Briseis. It's a complicated one, to say the least.
Pat Barkers language is beautiful.
I loved this book. And you don't have to read the Iliad to read this book, but you might want to ;)