Join author Terence Hawkins on Saturday, May 21 at the Book House, who will be signing copies of his novel The Rage of Achilles
Imagines an Iliad that really happened. Informed by the brutal realities of Bronze Age warfare and Julian Jaynes' theory of the bicameral mind--now a basis for HBO's Westworld--the novel depicts real men and women struggling in the end of a decade-long war, their gods dwindling into hallucinations and half-heard commands as the modern consciousness is suddenly and painfully born. Emily Hauser, author of For the Most Beautiful, said: "Terence Hawkins' 'The Rage of Achilles' . . . is Greek myth red in tooth and claw. Visceral and to-the-point, it grabs you and doesn't let go." Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers, called it "a rare thing--a genuinely fresh take on a classic text."