Alcestis

By Katharine Beutner
(Soho Press, Paperback, 9781569478752, 292pp.)

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

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In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place. In this vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal and reveals the part of the story that’s never been told: What happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the underworld?




About the Author
Katharine Beutner grew up in Lancaster, PA. She has a BA in Classical Studies from Smith College, and she recently completed an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently a PhD student in eighteenth-century British literature. Her work has appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. Alcestis is her first novel.
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