Antigone and Creon: Guardians of Thebes (Tapestry of Bronze)

 
9781482794410: Antigone and Creon: Guardians of Thebes (Tapestry of Bronze)

King Creon of Thebes has ordered his defiant niece Antigone walled into a tomb to die. While Thebes waits for her to perish of hunger and thirst, the city’s darkest secrets come to light: Creon’s role in the death of his sister Jocasta, Oedipus’ fate in exile, the rivalry that led to war between Oedipus’ twin sons – and the truth about their final battle. Antigone’s sister Ismene, her aunt Eurydike, and her husband Haemon find surprising allies in their effort to free the condemned woman before it is too late. Will Creon relent? The siege may be over, but the conflict continues.

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Dartmouth graduate Victoria Grossack leads an international life, with homes in Switzerland and Arizona and a professional career in the financial industry that has spanned the Atlantic. She is fluent in German and French (and English of course) and has an MBA. Her last full-time position was as a Senior Vice President in New York City for a reinsurance company, but she is currently writing full-time and living with her husband who is a professor at the University of Arizona. Her writing has been published in Contingencies, Woman's World, I Love Cats, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice. She was a regular columnist for Fiction Fix, writing monthly articles that have been used in several writing classes. She teaches writing courses at Coffeehouseforwriters on historical fiction, creating characters, and the levels of structure in fiction. She also tutors mathematics, as solving problems in algebra and geometry make a nice break from creative writing.

Alice Underwood studied classics at The University of Texas and Princeton University while earning her degrees in mathematics. Her passion for antiquity has taken her from the shadowed catacombs of Princeton's libraries to the ruins of Pompeii and the sunny shores of Crete and Santorini. Her work has been published in Consortium, Networks, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice. Currently an Executive Vice President at one of the world's top insurance brokerage firms, Alice lives and works in New York City.

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"Richly atmospheric and refreshingly multi-faceted... a tense, gripping variation on the familiar ancient Greek story. The novel is told in rapidly rotating sections with different focal characters; readers get all sides of the famous quarrel, all related by three-dimensional characters. At one point Creon muses, "They say that wine poured into the earth wakes the ghosts of the dead so that they can speak to us. I've never known that to work." But something very like that happens... Enthusiastically recommended."

- Steve Donoghue, Historical Novel Society

"[Antigone is] fleshed out psychologically far beyond what Sophocles could accomplish in his drama; her life is given surprising (but defensible) plot twists... the complacent reader will have the narrative rug pulled out from under them on occasion.  This book works on every level: as a thriller and a mystery, as a deep evocation of ancient Greece right down to the minutiae of its folkways, as thoughtful entertainment. Grossack and Underwood join the likes of Mary Renault, Robert Graves and Norman Mailer as unsurpassed revivifiers of antiquity."

- Bob Mielke, Truman State University

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