A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY
‘Chilling, powerful, audacious’ The Times
‘Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers’ Evening Standard
There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan War whose voice has been silent – until now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all – retold by the witness that history forgot . . .
Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is a slave to the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FANS OF MADELINE MILLER’S CIRCE AND THE SONG OF ACHILLES THIS CHRISTMAS!
*Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award*
Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths in The Women of Troy.