A Thousand Ships

A Novel

by Natalie Haynes

On Sale: 01/26/2021

A Thousand Ships

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A Thousand Ships

A Novel

by Natalie Haynes

On Sale: 01/26/2021

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Women's Prize for Fiction Finalist

About the Book

“With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Natalie Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War.”—Madeline Miller, author of Circe

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences—for fans of Madeline Miller.

This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn . . .

This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . .

In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.

From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. 

A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever told.

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Critical Praise

"With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War. Her thoughtful portraits will linger with you long after the book is finished." - Madeline Miller, author of Circe

“Absorbing and fiercely feminist… this subversive re-seeing of the classics is a many-layered delight.” - Guardian

“A witty, unapologetically feminist story of women’s suffering, courage, and endurance… Haynes' freshly modern version of an ancient tale is perfect for our times.” - Booklist

“An enthralling reimagining of the lives of women from both Troy and Greek culture…. Haynes shines by twisting common perceptions of the Trojan War and its aftermath in order to capture the women’s experiences.” - Publishers Weekly

“Haynes is master of her trade . . . She succeeds in breathing warm life into some of our oldest stories.” - Telegraph, UK

“Clever and entertaining.” - Times, UK

“Here, in this treat of a book, the women take centre stage—and how brilliantly . . . Natalie Haynes brings them to witty, lyrical, scintillating life . . . A book to both savour and devour.” - Suzannah Lipscomb, author of 1536

“A joy to read: fast paced, cracking with emotion and tension.” - Michael Scott, Ancient Worlds

“Breathtaking . . . Her writing isn’t merely clever, or elegant, or (at times) extremely funny—though it is all of those things. It’s also viscerally vivid.” - Catherine Nixey, author of The Darkening Age

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063065390
  • ISBN 10: 0063065398
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 01/26/2021
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical / Ancient

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