A Midlands Odyssey - Various Authors
Includes stories by: Yasmin Ali, Lindsey Davis, Elisabeth Charis, Kit De Waal, Charlie Hill, Paul McDonald, Richard House, Dragan Todorovic, Natalie Haynes, David Calcutt.
Stories edited by Polly Stoker, Elisabeth Charis and Jonathan Davidson.
In A Midlands Odyssey ten writers take the stories of Homer’s Odyssey and transplant them to the English Midlands. With a range of settings – from smart canal-side apartments to late-night launderettes – these stories are wonderfully inventive and offer a down-to-earth take on one of the world’s greatest pieces of storytelling.
Praise for A Midlands Odyssey:
‘...this anthology is certainly not Midlands miscellaneous; it’s the opposite of drab urban realism: a mere seagull’s cry, only the odd whisper and rumour away from Ancient Greece itself.’ – Alan Mahar
‘An inventive and intriguing project, distinguished not only by the power of its Homeric reimaginings but by the superb quality of the writing throughout.’ – Jo Balmer