The Troy Town Tale
Homer's Iliad (the fountainhead of European literature)
recounts just a few days in the tenth year of the war of Troy. Later
writers added other episodesonward to the end of the siege
and its aftermath, back many generations to its rootsuntil
it became the collective dream of the Western world.
This novel for the first time weaves the great story-mass into
a unified whole. The famous characters teem (Helen, Hector, Paris,
Achilles, Agamemnon, Ajax, Priam, Cassandra . . .) but the narrator
is a surprising one, a female captive.
Hardbound, 6 x 9 in., 410 pages; color painting
on jacket, sketches, maps, genealogical tables, 39-page appendix
on the Greek names . 1999. ISBN 978-0-934546-38-6.
"Well into my second reading. I can't
begin to tell you how much I am enjoying your magnificent tapestry.
Unlike other works I have read, this book runs as a movie inside
my head. I have never had a literary experience like this. It would
make a wonderful epic film." Tom Lorenzin, poet