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The Silence of the Girls

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Product Number: MPCD3826
Released: 01 Dec, 2018
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ISBN: #9780241986158
Publisher: W F Howes
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Shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. In the Greek camp, another woman is watching and waiting: Briseis. She was a queen of this land until Achilles sacked her city and murdered her husband and sons. Now she is Achilles' concubine: a prize of battle. Briseis is just one among thousands of women backstage in this war - the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead - all of them voiceless in history. But, though no one knows it yet, they are just ten weeks away from the death of Achilles and the Fall of Troy: an end to this long and bitter conflict. Briseis will see it all - and she will bear witness.

Author(s): Pat Barker
Awards:2000 - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Booker Prize for The Ghost Road
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2018

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Author(s): Pat Barker
Product Number CX4900
Released: 01 Dec, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780241986134

Professional reviews

"From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration and one of our greatest contemporary writers on war comes a re-imagining of the most famous conflict in literature - the legendary Trojan War. “A very good, very raw rendition of the Trojan war from the point of view of the women.” KATE ATKINSON"

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