Join the International Literature Book Club, hosted by Sarah McNally, on Monday, Nov. 4th, at 7 p.m., downstairs at our Prince Street store. We will be discussing The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.
Barker's . . . latest work is an impressive feat of literary revisionism that reminds us there are as many ways to tell a story as there are people involved. -- Lucy Scholes, The Independent
This is an important, powerful, memorable book that invites us to look differently not only at The Iliad but at our own ways of telling stories about the past and the present, and at how anger and hatred play out in our societies. 'The defeated go down in history and disappear, and their stories die with them.' Barker's novel is an invitation to tell those forgotten stories, and to listen for voices silenced by history and power. -- Emily Wilson, translator of The Odyssey