Word Salad: Big Book Club: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
In The Silence of the Girls, Queen Briseis has been stolen from her conquered homeland and given as a concubine to Achilles: famed hero, loathed enemy, ruthless butcher, darkly troubled spirit. Briseis's fate is now indivisibly entwined with his. This is the start of The Iliad: the most famous war story ever told. The next ten weeks will be a story of male power, male ego, male violence. But what of the women?
Posted on March 01, 2019