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Odysseus returns to Ithaca after nearly twenty years, half of it spent as a soldier and the other half as a soldier of fortune. During his absence his wife Penelope remains faithful, despite Odysseus being missing and presumed dead; but when her husband suddenly reappears he confronts those who have been trying to seduce his wife… This is a novel about war and peace, about how returning soldiers can find peace more horrible than war, and home more hellish than the battlefield.
St Monans born Christopher Rush taught literature for thirty years in Edinburgh and has penned a number of tremendous novels. His books include A Twelvemonth and a Day, the highly acclaimed To Travel Hopefully and Will his brilliant novelisation of the last days of William Shakespeare. Christopher Rush has twice won Scottish Arts Council Book Awards, and was short-listed for the McVitie’s Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year- we’re thrilled to be celebrating his latest work in his native Fife!
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