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House of names

Tóibín, Colm, 1955-2018
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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.
Main title:
House of names / Colm Tóibín.
Author:
Imprint:
UK : Penguin Books, 2018.
Collation:
261 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: London: Viking, 2017.
ISBN:
9780241257692 (pbk. :)
Local class:
FictFICT
Language:
English
BRN:
4323968
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