A Novel

by Phoenicia Rogerson

On Sale: 09/05/2023


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A Novel

by Phoenicia Rogerson

On Sale: 09/05/2023


About the Book

A queer, revisionist retelling of the story of Hercules, for fans of The Song of Achilles, A Thousand Ships and Ariadne.

This should be the story of Hercules: his twelve labors, his endless adventures… Everyone's favorite hero, right?

Well, it's not.

This is the story of everyone else:
  • Alcmene: Herc's mother (she has knives everywhere)
  • Hylas: Herc's first friend (they were more than friends)
  • Megara: Princess of Thebes (she'll tell you about the marriage)
  • Eurystheus: Oversaw Herc's labors (definitely did not hide in a jar)
  • His friends, his enemies, his wives, his children, his lovers, his rivals, his gods and his victim

It's time to hear their stories.

Told with humor and heart, Phoenicia Rogerson's transporting debut gives a voice to silenced characters in this intoxicating retelling of the classic Hercules myth.

Critical Praise

"Alternately hilarious and shocking, this is an astonishingly vivid retelling of the story of Hercules, and these are not the Greek myths I learned in school."–Jodi Taylor, author of Just One Damned Thing After Another
"Funny, action-packed, violent, tragic... this is the story of Hercules as you’ve never experienced it before! An eye-opening treat."–A.J. Elwood, author of The Cottingley Cuckoo
"Hercules had his story, now it's time for everyone else to get their say. Wickedly fun and devilishly dark – the tell-all for our times."–Cari Thomas, author of Threadneedle
"A captivating retelling with a very definite, personal voice, and a sharp, fresh perspective on the lives surrounding the hero rather than from the perspective of the hero himself."–Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335016775
  • ISBN 10: 1335016775
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 09/05/2023
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / LGBT / General

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