Pages Menu
Jordan Clark
Categories Menu

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

House of Names

House of Names

by Colm Tóibín

Book Description

On the day of his daughter’s wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice.

His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory.

Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family – mother, brother, sister – on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace’s dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family’s game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act.

House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers.

Pages: 272
Publisher: Viking
Published: 18 May 2017
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.7 x 22.2 cm

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Let's see, are you robot or human? * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.