By Natalie Haynes
In The teenagers of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a clean point of view on an old tale, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone tales may glance if the oft-overlooked lady characters took centre level. Retelling the parable to bare a brand new part of an historic tale . . .
My siblings and i've grown up in a cursed apartment, young children of cursed mom and dad . . .
Jocasta is simply fifteen whilst she is advised that she needs to marry the King of Thebes, an previous guy she hasn't ever met. Her lifestyles hasn't ever been her personal, and nor will or not it's, except she outlives her unusual, absent husband.
Ismene is similar age while she is attacked within the palace she calls domestic. because the day of her mom and dad' tragic deaths a decade past, she has regularly longed to consider secure with the family members she nonetheless has. yet with a unmarried act of violence, all that's approximately to change.
With the flip of those occasions, a tragedy is determined in movement. yet no longer as you recognize it.
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