House of Names: A Novel

House of Names: A Novel

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House of Names: A Novel

* A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year

* Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, St. Louis Dispatch

From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children—“brilliant…gripping…high drama…made tangible and graphic in Tóibín’s lush prose” (Booklist, starred review).

“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

Toibin’s House of Names departs from myth in many magnificent ways, but it isn’t true to them, or truly to the moment in which it emerges.

Tóibín is of course free to re-create ancient figures in our own image. Who would want to say such an artistic appropriation, especially one done so well, is off limits? So let’s instead acknowledge Tóibín’s brilliant version of this story — and then go back to the weird brilliance of the original.

Tóibín’s gift in this novel is that he keeps it classic.... House of Names is bloody and terrifying, gripping and satisfying in that way you really want from a story about revenge.

Book Details  

Publisher: Scribner (May 09, 2017)

Collection: Scribner

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 3.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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