The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The novel is a retelling of the Trojan War from the perspective of Briseis, a queen turned slave to the legendary Achilles. It explores the brutal realities and hardships endured by women during wartime, often silenced in traditional narratives. The book delves into themes of power, survival, and the female experience in a male-dominated world, offering a fresh, feminist perspective on a classic tale.

The 9811th greatest book of all time


Published
2018
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
72,000
Original Language
English

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