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Hardcover The Silence of the Girls Book

ISBN: 0385544219

ISBN13: 9780385544214

The Silence of the Girls

(Book #1 in the Women of Troy Series)

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Book Overview

A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Economist, Financial Times

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award
Finalist for the Women's Prize for Fiction

Here is the story of the Iliad as we've never heard it before: in the words of Briseis, Trojan queen and captive of Achilles. Given only a few words in Homer's epic and largely erased by history, she is nonetheless a...

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Sad, Raw & Gut-Wrenching in the Best Way

War from the eyes of a woman, royalty turned slave. This book really depicts the reality of what women caught in the crossfires of war have to endure, there is no sugarcoated love-story between Briseis & Achilles. You really just want to reach out & hug these women. This book is very detailed & grotesque about the casualties of war as well & touches base on Achilles self-inflicted, inner torment. The ending is not happy or wrapped in a bow, but is exactly what you'd expected.

A realistic view of war

This book is sad. All of it. And it's supposed to be that way. War is horrific and this story reveals what it may have been (and probably was) like.

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