Alcestis: A Novel

Soho Press
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“[A]n engaging, subversive reimagining of the tale of the eponymous Greek heroine who is upheld as a shining example of the dutiful wife” (Jacqueline Carey).
 
In Greek mythology, Alcestis is known as the good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place.
 
This compelling new take on the classic story gives voice to the woman behind the ideal: What were her true motivations? And what happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the afterlife?
 
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About the author

Katharine Beutner grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She earned a BA in classical studies from Smith College in 2003 and an MA in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently a PhD student in eighteenth-century British literature.
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Publisher
Soho Press
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Published on
Feb 1, 2010
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781569478431
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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