Bank Square Books presents a weekend book signing with Terence Hawkins for the release of the new book Rage of Achilles.
About the Book
In his first book, The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins imagines an Iliad that really happened. Informed by the brutal realities of Bronze Age warfare and Julian Jaynes' theory of the bicameral mind--now a basis for HBO's Westworld--the novel depicts real men and women struggling in the end of a decade-long war, their gods dwindling into hallucinations and half-heard commands as the modern consciousness is suddenly and painfully born. Emily Hauser, author of For the Most Beautiful, said: "Terence Hawkins' 'The Rage of Achilles' . . . is Greek myth red in tooth and claw. Visceral and to-the-point, it grabs you and doesn't let go." Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers, called it "a rare thing--a genuinely fresh take on a classic text."
About Terence Hawkins
Terence Hawkins grew up in Fayette County PA, site of the original Night of the Living Dead. He attended Yale, where he was Publisher of the Yale Daily News, and went on to become the founding director of the Yale Writers’ Conference. Kirkus Reviews, in naming his novel American Neolithic a year’s best, called it “a towering work of speculative fiction.” Booklist compared his short story collection Turing’s Graveyard to the Twilight Zone and called it “a beautiful reading experience.” Today he’s reading from his novel, The Rage of Achilles, a prose rendering of the Iliad.
"We know what will happen to Achilles, and it can't change: but seen through Hawkins' eyes, the story will be new and grippingly real to readers of this age."-John Crowley, World Fantasy Award Winner and author of Ka and Little, Big