The Women of Troy: A Novel

Written by:
Pat Barker
Narrated by:
Kristin Atherton

Unabridged Audiobook

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1
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1
Release Date
August 2021
Duration
12 hours 17 minutes
Summary
A daring and timely feminist retelling of The Iliad from the perspective of the women of Troy who endured it—an extraordinary follow up to The Silence of the Girls from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Regeneration Trilogy and “one of contemporary literature’s most thoughtful and compelling writers' (The Washington Post).

Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war—including the women of Troy themselves. They await a fair wind for the Aegean.

It does not come, because the gods are offended. The body of King Priam lies unburied and desecrated, and so the victors remain in suspension, camped in the shadows of the city they destroyed as the coalition that held them together begins to unravel. Old feuds resurface and new suspicions and rivalries begin to fester.

Largely unnoticed by her captors, the one time Trojan queen Briseis, formerly Achilles's slave, now belonging to his companion Alcimus, quietly takes in these developments. She forges alliances when she can, with Priam's aged wife the defiant Hecuba and with the disgraced soothsayer Calchas, all the while shrewdly seeking her path to revenge.
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I love the story line of this book, but for me personally it was hard to read because I got pretty bored with it. Not until I was halfway through the book is when I actually wanted to not put it down. But it only lasted a few chapters. But it was a good read.

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