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The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls

Author: Pat Barker
$37.00(NZD)  inc GST
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'A very good, very raw rendition of the Trojan war from the point of view of the women' Kate Atkinson


There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now.

Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, 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?


Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness history forgot.


'Make[s] you reflect on the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, the women throughout history who have been told by men to forget their trauma... You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard


Praise for Pat Barker:


'Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation' Sunday Telegraph


'She is not only a fine chronicler of war but of human nature' Independent


'Barker is a writer of crispness and clarity and an unflinching seeker of the germ of what it means to be human' Herald


'You go to her for plain truths, a driving storyline and a clear eye, steadily facing the history of our world' Guardian

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241338094
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : March 2018
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pat Barker
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 336