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Pat Barker - The Silence of The Girls (2nd Hand Softback)

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A Guardian Best Book of The 21st Century.

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.

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?

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Softback with French Fold Sleeves
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2018 (This Edition 2019 - Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780241983201
  • SKU : B002981
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A searing twist on The Iliad . . . Amid the recent slew of rewritings of the great Greek myths and classics, Barker's stands out for its forcefulness of purpose and earthy compassion . . . Chilling, powerful, audacious." - The Times.

"A stunning return to form." - Observer.

"Angry, thoughtful, sad, deeply humane and compulsively readable, The Silence of the Girls shows that 36 years after her first novel was published, Barker is a writer at the peak of her powers." - Irish Times.

"Its magnificent final section can't help but make you reflect on the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, the women throughout history who have been told by men to forget their trauma. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers." - Evening Standard.

"An assured triumph." - Sunday Times.

"An important, powerful, memorable book that invites us to look differently not only at The Iliad but at our own ways of telling stories about the past and the present, and at how anger and hatred play out in our societies." - Guardian.

"She gives a voice to the voiceless. The Silence of the Girls is a book that will be read in generations to come." - Daily Telegraph.

"An impressive feat of literary revisionism that should be on the Man Booker longlist . . . This is a story about the very real cost of wars waged by men. Barker makes us re-think history." - Independent.

"Giving voice to the voiceless, this is a gripping feat of imagination that succeeds in being relevant today." - Woman and Home.

The Author

Patricia Mary W. Barker, CBE, FRSL (née Drake; born 8 May 1943) is an English writer and novelist. She has won many awards for her fiction, which centres on themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her work is described as direct, blunt and plainspoken

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