The Silence of the Girls (Large Print / Library Binding)

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For anyone who loves The Handmaids Tale or Greek Mythology. This story of the Trojan War told by Achilles' "prize" concubine Briseis is totally compelling and reminds us that Margaret Atwood's dystopian "future" is actually the past and present for many women throughout history.

— Nina Barrett

September 2018 Indie Next List

“The women in Homer’s Iliad hardly ever speak; we are not privy to their thoughts, feelings, or anguish as expressed in their own words. Until now. The Silence of the Girls depicts moments of the Trojan War through the eyes of the female captives at the mercy of the men who have slaughtered their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons, as they carve out new lives in the wake of war’s devastation. The focus of Barker’s novel is Briseis, through whose eyes we see, up close, the rift between Agamemnon and Achilles, the bond between Achilles and Patroclus, and the complex, beautiful support system the captured women weave together. Barker’s novel is a masterpiece of resilience, determination, fury, healing, and complicated, completely human characters.”
— Anna Eklund, University Book Store, Seattle, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643581095
ISBN-10: 1643581090
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: March 1st, 2019
Pages: 500
Language: English