Ithaca : A Novel of Homer's Odyssey

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Telemachus's journey takes him across the landscape of bronze-age Greece in the aftermath of the great Trojan war. Veterans hide out in the hills. Chieftains, scarred by war, hoard their treasure in luxurious palaces. Ithaca re-tells Homer's famous poem, The Odyssey, from the point of view of Odysseus' resourceful and troubled son, describing Odysseus's extraordinary voyage from Troy to the gates of hell, and Telemachus's own journey from boyhood to the desperate struggle that wins back his home ... and his father.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 163 x 236 x 25mm | 420g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1681771551
  • 9781681771557

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An extraordinary reimagining of a foundational story of world literature. In a daring and completely successful innovation, Dillon has shifted the emotional center of the story from Odysseus to the innocents he has injured. The prose is at once spare and rich, the descriptions intense and compelling. This is a book not to be missed.--Terence Hawkins, author of 'The Rage of Achilles'
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