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The author of the book: Katharine Beutner
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 646 KB
Edition: Soho Press, Inc.
Date of issue: 2010
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“Beutner has elevated a relatively minor character in Greek mythology to a major player. Taking center stage in this debut novel is Alcestis, the fabled ‘good wife’ who sacrificed herself in order to save her much loved husband, King Admetus. In this reworking of the classic legend, a decidedly more complex and restless Alcestis is provided with an intriguing backstory involving her childhood and the untimely death of her favorite sister, Hippothoe. When Admetus is too cowardly to face his own death, Alcestis, hopeful of reuniting with Hippothoe, agrees to take his place in the Underworld. It is here in death that Alcestis wrestles with the true nature of love and loss, as she falls under the seductive spell of Persephone...” --Margaret Fuller, Booklist

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Ebook Alcestis read Online! I write fiction and creative nonfiction and teach writing and literature at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. My novel ALCESTIS, a retelling of the Greek myth, is available from Soho Press.

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