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The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Author: Pat Barker

£9.99

Available on backorder

Format:Paperback

Page Count:336

Date Published:2 May 2019

ISBN:9780241983201

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2018

From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration and one of our greatest contemporary writers on war comes a reimagining of the most famous conflict in literature – the legendary Trojan War.

When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis’s old life is shattered. She is transformed from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the god-like warrior Achilles as a prize of war. And she’s not alone: on the same day, and on many others in the course of a long and bitter war, innumerable women have been wrested from their homes and flung to the fighters.

Wrestling the epic drama of the Trojan War away from its usual male-centric gaze, The Silence of the Girls seeks out the other story, the women’s story, charting the journey of a sometime-queen across the chaos of history, seeking freedom and the right to be author of her own story.

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