The Children of Jocasta

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Author: Natalie Haynes

9781509836178 | PB | pp. 304 | 2018 | Pan Macmillan

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.

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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 The bes, 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 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.

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Author:

Natalie Haynes

ISBN:

9781509836178

Publisher:

Pan Macmillan

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

334

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

About the Author

Writer, broadcaster and recovering comedian Natalie Haynes mixes comedy and conversation to bring the ancient world entertainingly up to date in these four radio series. Each episode sees her profiling a key figure from ancient Greece and Rome, and, aided by her special guests, creating a stand-up show around them.

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