The Women of Troy

The Women of Troy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2022
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Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths. Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home victors, loaded with their spoils: their stolen gold, stolen weapons, stolen women. All they need is a good wind to lift their sails. But the wind does not come. The gods have been offended - the body of Priam lies desecrated, unburied - and so the victors remain in limbo, camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, pacing at the edge of an unobliging sea. And, in these empty, restless days, the hierarchies that held them together begin to fray, old feuds resurface and new suspicions fester. Largely unnoticed by her squabbling captors, Briseis remains in the Greek encampment. She forges alliances where she can - with young, dangerously naive Amina, with defiant, aged Hecuba, with Calchus, the disgraced priest - and begins to see the path to a kind of revenge. Briseis has survived the Trojan War, but peacetime may turn out to be even more dangerous...

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241988336
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 225g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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The Women of Troy
Beautiful and haunting
I’ll be honest, after reading The Silence of the Girls, I didn’t really understand why there was a sequel but I am so glad I read this. I cannot put into w... READ MORE
tash holmes
The Women of Troy
I love Pat Barker's books and having read "The Silence of The Girls" eagerly awaited the follow-up. But it was no where near as good. Too much time was s... READ MORE
Linda Tottenham
The Women of Troy
A Fundamentally Human Story
The Women of Troy is the second installment of Barker's The Silence of the Girls, the retelling of the Trojan War. We follow Bresis, our narrator, immediat... READ MORE
Amy Hopkins
The Women of Troy
Bought this book as a birthday present. Absolutely delighted.
Jackie Austin