The Goddess of Buttercups and Daisies

A Novel
Product Number: EB00650434
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619026278
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Description

"A madcap tale reminiscent of the complex, riotous comedies Aristophanes wrote" from the author of The Good Fairies of New York (Library Journal). With his rival playwrights hogging all the local attention and his own festival sponsor conspiring against him-withholding direly needed funds for set design and, most importantly, giant phallus props-Aristophanes is watching his latest comedic production dissolve into chaos. Wallowing in one inconvenience after another, Aristophanes is unaware that the Spartan and Athenian generals have unleashed Laet, the spirit of foolishness and bad decisions, to inspire chaos and war-mongering in Athens. To counteract Laet's influence, Athena sends Bremusa, an Amazon warrior, and Metris, an endearingly airheaded nymph (their first choice was her mother Metricia, but she grew tired of all the fighting and changed back into a river). Dashing between fantastical scenes of moody and meddlesome gods, ever-applicable political debates in the senate, backstage scrambling for the play, and glimpses of life in Ancient Greece, Martin Millar delivers another witty and comical romp for readers of all ages. "A comedy that is by turns rambunctious, satirical and bittersweet . . . big-hearted, funny bordering on daffy and far cleverer than it initially seems." -The Guardian "Make no mistake, it's tough to write this directly, this simply, and yet still make your readers think anew about why war is rubbish and love is ace. A wonderful book." -SPX Magazine

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Author(s): Martin Millar
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2015

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