ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL meets ARIADNE in this thrilling, evocatively told debut novel, reframing the trial of Phaedra, one of classical literature's most controversial figures, for the modern reader.
'A deft and clever retelling full of intrigue, rage and pathos' JENNIFER SAINT, author of Ariadne
'An intelligent, highly crafted and necessary book' CLAIRE NORTH, author of Ithaca
'Urgent and furious' ROSIE ANDREWS, author of The Leviathan
In Athens, crowds flock to witness the most shocking trial of the ancient world. The royal family is mired in scandal. Phaedra, young bride of King Theseus, has accused her stepson, Hippolytus of rape.
He's a prince, a talented horseman, a promising noble with his whole life ahead of him. She's a young and neglected wife, the youngest in a long line of Cretan women with less than savoury reputations.
The men of Athens must determine the truth. Who is guilty, and who is innocent?
But the women know truth is a slippery thing. After all, this is the age of heroes and the age of monsters. There are two sides to every story, and theirs has gone unheard.
Publication date: JAN 31, 2023
Format: Trade Paperback