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The silence of the girls a novel by Pat Barker

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Published .
Written in English


  • Trojan War,
  • Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementPat Barker
LC ClassificationsPR6052.A6488 S55 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination293 pages
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26962410M
ISBN 100385544219
ISBN 109780385544214
LC Control Number2018014387

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Barker's omission from this year's Booker longlist is a decision equally lamentable, for The Silence of the Girls is a book that will be read in generations to come."--Amanda Craig, Daily Telegraph "This book weaves strands from across Barker's work, foregrounding female experience on  › Fiction › Historical. About The Silence of the Girls. A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Economist, Financial Times Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award Finalist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction Here is the story of the Iliad as we’ve never heard it before: in the words of Briseis, Trojan queen and captive of Achilles. Given only a few words in Homer’s epic and The Silence of the Girls 作者: Barker, Pat 出版社: Doubleday 副标题: A Novel 出版年: 页数: 装帧: 精装 ISBN: 豆瓣评分   The Silence of the Girls is published by Hamish Hamilton. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders ://

  ‘In The Silence of the Girls, she now gives a voice to the voiceless It is not generally known that the omission of Pat Barker’s Regeneration from the Booker shortlist by the all-male panel of judges was the trigger for the foundation of the Orange (now Women’s) ://   Related Books to: The Silence of the Girls The Political Psychology Of The Veil: The Impossible Body – Sahar Ghumkhor The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth – Tom Burgis Buy The Silence of the Girls: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 01 by Barker, Pat (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible  › Science Fiction & Fantasy › Fantasy › Myths & Legends.   The Silence of the Girls is a dark and weighty retelling of the Iliad. Told from the voice of one of the defeated, Briseis, the reader is offered a different perspective on the destruction of Troy. Briseis, once a queen, is now a prized possession of Achilles--the same man who destroyed her city and butchered her ://

Pat Barker won the Booker Prize in for Ghost Road, the third book in her trilogy about the horrors of the First World The Silence of the Girls, Barker reaches much further back into history to bring us the story of Briseis: a princess enslaved by the Greeks and awarded to Achilles in the lead up to the fall of ’s a tale most commonly presented as an epic love story (in The The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, review: An impressive feat Pat Barker, who won the Man Booker Prize in for ‘The Ghost Road’, makes us rethink history with her latest work The Silence of the Girls is a novel that allows those who were dismissed as girls—the women trapped in a celebrated historical war—to speak, to be heard, to bear witness. In doing so, Barker has once again written something surprising and eloquent that speaks to our times while describing those long gone.”   The Silence of the Girls depicts moments of the Trojan War through the eyes of the female captives at the mercy of the men who have slaughtered their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons, as they carve out new lives in the wake of war’s devastation. The focus of Barker’s novel is Briseis, through whose eyes we see, up close, the rift