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Haynes’s 2019 novel, which was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, is another retelling of the mythology of the Trojan War from the perspective of lesser-known characters. Animating mythical women such as the silent wife of Aeneas, Creusa, who awakens to find her beloved Troy engulfed by Greek flames, and even the goddesses whose conflict are a primary cause of the war itself. Haynes has also written The Children of Jocasta, a retelling of Oedipus and Antigone from the perspective of the cruelly cursed women that myth overlooked.
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