- Ursula K. Le Guin
- Ada Kültür
- Sayfa s.
"The inspired novelist has turned back toward the past... and written one of the finest novels she has ever made."
In The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to halfwild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills.
Lavinia grows of knowing but peace and freedom, until suitors come. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner that she will be the cause of a bitter war and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to take her destiny into her own hands. And so she tells us what Vergil did not: the story of her life, and of the love of her life, and of the love of her life.