The Sweet Girl

October 17, 2016|
The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon
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A bold and captivating new novel of ancient Greece, from the celebrated, award-winning author of The Golden Mean.

Pythias is her father''s daughter, with eyes his exact shade of unlovely, intelligent grey. A slave to his own curiosity and intellect, Aristotle has never been able to resist wit in another--even in a girl child who should be content with the kitchen, the loom and a life dictated by the womb. And oh his little Pytho is smart, able to best his own students in debate and match wits with a roomful of Athenian philosophers. Is she a freak or a harbinger of what women can really be? Pythias must suffer that argument, but she is also (mostly) secure in her father''s regard.

But then Alexander dies a thousand miles from Athens, and sentiment turns against anyone associated with him, most especially his famous Macedonian-born teacher. Aristotle and his family are forced to flee to Chalcis, a garrison town. Ailing, mourning and broken in spirit, Aristotle soon dies. And his orphaned daughter, only 16, finds out that the world is a place of superstition, not logic, and that a girl can be played upon by gods and goddesses, as much as by grown men and women. To safely journey to a place in which she can be everything she truly is, Aristotle''s daughter will need every ounce of wit she possesses, but also grace and the capacity to love.

ANNABEL LYON''s first novel, The Golden Mean, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General''s Award, the Ethel Wilson Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize. Winner of the Rogers Writers'' Trust Prize, The Golden Mean has been translated into fourteen languages and became a #1 bestseller in Canada. Among Lyon''s othe...
Title:The Sweet Girl
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.9 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.9 X 0.9 in
Published:October 17, 2016
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307359445

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