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Alcestis

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ISBN: 9781641295512
AuthorBeutner, Katherine
Pub Date05/09/2023
BindingTrade PB
Pages312
CountryUSA
Dewey813.6
Publisher: Soho Press
Quick overview In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the Underworld in his place. But who was Alcestis before she was married? Other than her love for Admetus, what circumstances led her to make this ultimate sacrifice? And what happened to her in the three days she spent in the Underworld?
€19.93

Katherine Beutner's lush, emotionally devastating debut explores the magical reality of Ancient Greece, where gods attend weddings and the afterlife is just a river away, as Alcestis goes on a heroine's journey from sheltered princess to self-actualized savior - redefining love and discovering her own power. Giving an achingly beautiful voice to the most misunderstood wives of Greek mythology, Alcestis is the Underworld as you've never seen it before.

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Katherine Beutner's lush, emotionally devastating debut explores the magical reality of Ancient Greece, where gods attend weddings and the afterlife is just a river away, as Alcestis goes on a heroine's journey from sheltered princess to self-actualized savior - redefining love and discovering her own power. Giving an achingly beautiful voice to the most misunderstood wives of Greek mythology, Alcestis is the Underworld as you've never seen it before.

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