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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. Zachary Mason's 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, takern together, open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. Hard to put down once you have it in your hands. 228p.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780312680466
- Publisher: Picador
- Published: January 2011
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In his ambitious debut novel 'The Lost Books of the Odyssey,' author Zachary Mason puts a contemporary spin on Homer's classic story. The tale begins familiarly, but soon the fates of the characters and the events begin to cover new ground. The events unfold in fragmented short-story-like chapters, each presenting a Borgesian-like view of 'The Odyssey', in language that is imaginative, hypnotic, and beautiful.Mason's take on the story is full of witty footnotes and asides. The basic tale may be familiar, but Mason's interpretation never fails to delight and surprise. Every once in a while, a book that is so lucidly imagined and crafted arrives in our midst; we are grateful for its journey to us.
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN-13: 9780374192150
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Published: 2010