The Children of Jocasta

ISBN9781509836178
PublisherPan Macmillan Distributors
PublishedMarch 22, 2018
Pages304
AuthorNatalie Haynes
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.9 in.

The Children of Jocasta

Natalie Haynes

PAPERBACK

March 22, 2018

In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh perspective on an ancient story, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the oft-overlooked female characters took centre stage. Retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story . . .

My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents . . .

Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.

Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.

With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it.

Buy The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

The Children of Jocasta

Natalie Haynes

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ISBN9781509836178
PublisherPan Macmillan Distributors
PublishedMarch 22, 2018
Pages304
AuthorNatalie Haynes
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh perspective on an ancient story, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the oft-overlooked female characters took centre stage. Retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story . . .

My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents . . .

Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.

Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.

With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it.

Buy The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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