VIRTUAL: Jennifer Saint (Ariadne and Elektra) Author Talk in Partnership with Macmillan

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café in partnership with Macmillan present a virtual author talk and Q&A with Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra

Come join us! Sign up to participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series: a virtual book club event with Jennifer Saint for her acclaimed myth retellings, Ariadne and Elektra. We've partnered with Macmillan to bring this opportunity to book club members across the country, who can tune in to hear a discussion with fellow Macmillan author of The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo, and participate in the live Q&A.
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elektra CoverAbout Elektra

Three women, tangled in an ancient curse.

When Clytemnestra marries Agamemnon, she ignores the insidious whispers about his family line, the House of Atreus. But when, on the eve of the Trojan War, Agamemnon betrays Clytemnestra in the most unimaginable way, she must confront the curse that has long ravaged their family.

In Troy, Princess Cassandra has the gift of prophecy, but carries a curse of her own: no one will ever believe what she sees. When she is shown what will happen to her beloved city when Agamemnon and his army arrives, she is powerless to stop the tragedy from unfolding.

Elektra, Clytemnestra and Agamemnon’s youngest daughter, wants only for her beloved father to return home from war. But can she escape her family’s bloody history, or is her destiny bound by violence, too?

ariadne book coverAbout Ariadne

Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.

When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind?

Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

About Jennifer Saint

Jennifer Saint grew up reading Greek mythology and was always drawn to the untold stories hidden within the myths. After thirteen years as a high school English teacher, she wrote ARIADNE which tells the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur from the perspective of Ariadne - the woman who made it happen.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:00pm
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Elektra: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250773616
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne.

Three women, tangled in an ancient curse.


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Ariadne: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250773586
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 4th, 2021

A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.


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Ariadne: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250773593
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Jennifer Saint's Ariadne is a mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.