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The Resource The children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes

The children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes

Label
The children of Jocasta
Title
The children of Jocasta
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Haynes
Title variation
Children of Iocaste
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When you have grown up as I have, there is no security in not knowing things, in avoiding the ugliest truths because they can't be faced ...Because that is what happened the last time, and that is why my siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents ...Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband. Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change. With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it. In Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes reimagines the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of two of the women who have often been overlooked; retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story
Summary
This novel is based on Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone, two of Classical Greece’s most compelling tragedies. Told in intersecting narratives, this feminist reimagining of Sophocles’ classic plays brings life and voice to the women who were too often forced to the background of their own stories. It is compulsively entertaining fiction that recasts these familiar stories for the twenty-first century reader
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570990
Cataloging source
QBCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haynes, Natalie
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A9686
LC item number
C45 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Antigone
  • Oedipus
  • Antigone (Mythological character)
  • Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Teenage girls
  • Kings and rulers
  • Antigone (Mythological character)
  • Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
  • Arranged marriage
  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Kings and rulers
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Ismene (Greek mythology)
  • Jocasta (Greek mythology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059856948
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781509836161
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983705115
Label
The children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059856948
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781509836161
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983705115

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