After Sappho – Selby Wynn Schwartz

Longlisted for last year’s Booker Prize, Selby Wynn Schwartz’s debut novel is hard to pin down. It consists of a series of snapshots into the lives of historical and mythological women, finding their way and their place in the world. From Cassandra and Elektra to Sarah Bernhardt and Virginia Woolf, each fragment opens up a world as the women throw off expectation and transgress the boundaries set by men. Also good jokes about Ancient Greek grammar.