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The silence of the girls, Pat Barker

Label
The silence of the girls
Title
The silence of the girls
Statement of responsibility
Pat Barker
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent, till now. Briseis 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 coolly 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
Summary
Reimagines <I>The Iliad</I> from the perspectives of the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War
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Tone
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Character
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10692362
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Barker, Pat
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Homer
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True
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  • Trojan War
  • Women slaves
  • Widows
  • Mistresses
  • Troy (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
Label
The silence of the girls, Pat Barker
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Publication
Copyright
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
000064733602
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
430 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643581095
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1089988738
Label
The silence of the girls, Pat Barker
Publication
Copyright
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
000064733602
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
430 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643581095
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1089988738

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