Alexander And Alestria: A Novel

Paperback | September 15, 2009

bySHAN SA

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Alexander and Alestria is the imaginative tale of the dramatic love affair between Alexander the Great and Alestria, queen of the Amazons, when both are at the height of their powers. Shan Sa, bestselling author of Empress, brings the familiar figure of Alexander the Great to new life, entwining his historical legacy with an imagined relationship that explores the compelling clash of western and eastern cultures.<_o3a_p>

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Alexander and Alestria is the imaginative tale of the dramatic love affair between Alexander the Great and Alestria, queen of the Amazons, when both are at the height of their powers. Shan Sa, bestselling author of Empress, brings the familiar figure of Alexander the Great to new life, entwining his historical legacy with an imagined r...

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A brilliant yet ruthless savage conqueror and poet exhilarated by the world's wonders, Alexander first meets Alestria on the battlefield—shocked to discover his adversary is female and mesmerized by her fierce, dazzling loveliness. At last, the legendary king has found his equal in this indomitable Amazon queen who has been taught sinc...

Shan Sa was born in Beijing and had her first poems, essays, and stories published at the age of eight. In 2001 her novelThe Girl Who Played Gowon the Goncourt Prize. The author ofEmpress, she is also a celebrated artist who has had prominent exhibitions in Paris and New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061543551

ISBN - 13:9780061543555

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“Imagine a romance between Alexander the great and the queen of the Amazons and you have Alexander and Alestria, by author Shan Sa.”