Fantastic reviews for Patrick Dillon's Ithaca

Patrick Dillon’s new novel Ithaca, a retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, has been getting fantastic reviews: ‘A vibrant retelling of The Odyssey … The book deftly chronicles the 16-year-old’s feelings of abandonment, humiliation, and anguish …as rich as it is complex. This is a smart and highly readable adventure, and a fresh take on a classic story.’ Publishers Weekly (available online here): ‘Dillon’s done an excellent job of reimagining The Odyssey… Smoothly told and suspenseful … invites a sequel.’ Michael Cart, Booklist ‘An extraordinary reimagining … daring and completely successful. The prose is at once spare and rich, the descriptions intense and compelling. This is a book not to be missed.’ Terence Hawkins, author of The Rage of Achilles

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Patrick Dillon

PATRICK DILLON was born in London in 1962. Awarded a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, he instead studied architecture in London, and qualified as an architect in 1987. His two crime novels, Truth and Lies, were published by Penguin in 1996 and 1997.In 2002 he combined long-standing inte...More about Patrick Dillon