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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Barker, Pat
Title: The silence of the girls
Remainder of title: a novel
Summary, etc. note: "The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780385544221 ()
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780385544214 (hardcover)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: a-tu---
Classification number: PR6052.A6488
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 823/.914
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: FIC032000
Classification number: FIC014000
Classification number: FIC019000
Dates associated with a name: 1943-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Pat Barker.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Penquin Random House LLC
Projected publication date: 1809
: New York :
: Doubleday,
: 2018.
Extent: 1 online resource, 291 pages
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Summary, etc. note: "From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She 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 cooly 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. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent"--
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Source of acquisition: B & T
Purchase price: 27.95
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Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: Trojan War
Subject: Literary
Subject: Historical
Subject: War & Military
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Geographic name: Troy (Extinct city)
Form subdivision: Fiction.
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Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Historical fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: War stories.
Main entry heading: Barker, Pat, 1943- author.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Doubleday, 2018
Display text: Print version:
Title: Silence of the girls
Record control number: (DLC) 2018014387
International Standard Book Number: 9780385544214
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