In Greek mythology, Alcestis is known as the good wife - she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal, bringing to life the world of Mycenaean Greece and the part of the story that has never been told: how Alcestis falls in love with the goddess Persephone and discovers the true horror and beauty of death.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sunhesjan - LibraryThing
Greek mythology has been a major interest of mine since childhood, and I was always fascinated by the figure of Persephone. I feel that Beutner did a wonderful job of portraying this most complex of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ada-adjoa - LibraryThing
This book really takes a turn in the last third, a very interesting, subversive turn. I really liked it; it definitely stretched my mind. I am sure some will be grossed out or hate it, or disturbed ... Read full review