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The Children of Jocasta

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

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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.

Product details

Format

Hardback
| 352 pages

Dimensions

135
x 216
x 29mm

| 486g

Publication date
04 May 2017

Publisher

Pan MacMillan

Imprint
Mantle

Publication City/Country

London, United Kingdom

Language

English

Edition statement
Main Market Ed.

ISBN10
1509836152

ISBN13
9781509836154

Bestsellers rank

99,782

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