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These Great Athenians: Retold Passages for Seldom Heard Voices

This item will be released on 23rd September 2021.

Carter’s fierce debut gives voice to the mostly forgotten and maligned female characters of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. It is a celebratory ode to those who survive within and outside of gender norms.

Faithful Penelope waits for her husband’s return as she weaves a shroud that foretells her doom, Scylla once a beautiful nymph turned monster prowls the seas hungry for flesh, while the witch Circe falls for a man who will leave her. Weaving together their stories and poetic voices, this subtly moving and playful verse novel questions how do those without a voice find freedom within the world of men?


Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 cm
Pages 228pp
Format Hardback
ISBN 9781914343001

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