The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker


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“This book quite literally turns the The Illiad on its head, putting its most oft-forgotten characters at the front. The Silence of the Girls gives voice to the kidnapped women of conquered Trojan cities forced into servitude of Greek army officers. Briseis, the battle prize of Achilles, brutally and pragmatically recounts the last weeks of the Trojan war, determined to establish her humanity and regain her autonomy. Grim consequences of war are a theme in Barker’s other works, but nowhere else is it so personally conveyed in one of the most foundational myths of Western canon. You may find yourself rooting for Briseis like you (used to) root for Daenerys Targaryen.” – Julia

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker