The silence of the girls : a novel
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New York : Doubleday, [2018].
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First United States edition.
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293 pages ; 25 cm
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Incline Village Library - Adult Fiction  1 available
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9780385544214

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"From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent"--,Provided by publisher.
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"The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barker, P. (2018). The silence of the girls: a novel (First United States edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barker, Pat, 1943-. 2018. The Silence of the Girls: A Novel. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barker, Pat, 1943-. The Silence of the Girls: A Novel New York: Doubleday, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barker, Pat. The Silence of the Girls: A Novel First United States edition., Doubleday, 2018.

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