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Lost Books of the Odyssey

ISBN-10: 0312680465

ISBN-13: 9780312680466

Edition: N/A

Authors: Zachary Mason

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ANew York TimesBestseller ANew York Times Book ReviewEditors' ChoiceZachary Mason's brilliant and beguiling debut novel reimagines Homer's classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With hypnotic prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer's original that, taken together, open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations.The Lost Books of the Odysseyis punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary page-turner that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 1/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Stephen Davies has been living amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, eats millet, and accompanies cattle-drives. He has been involved in the set-up of a Fulfulde radio station which will broadcast news, griot music and advice about cows, crops and health. He also writes for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and occasionally for the Sunday Times. Have a look at his website: www.voiceinthedesert.org.ukZachary Mason is a computer scientist specialising in artificial intelligence. He was a finalist for the 2008 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. He lives in California.