Sparrow
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New York : The Overlook Press, 2023.
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Book
ISBN
9781419771248, 1419771248
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394 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : The Overlook Press, 2023.
Language
English
ISBN
9781419771248, 1419771248

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"Told from the perspective of an enslaved boy being raised in a Roman brothel, a stunning literary historical novel of identity, family, suffering, and freedom In a brothel on the Spanish coast during the waning years of the Roman Empire, a young enslaved boy of unknown parentage is growing up. His world is a kitchen, then an herb-scented garden, followed by a loud and dangerous tavern, and finally, the mysterious upstairs where the "wolves" do their business. The wolves, named after the muses and coming from across the vast empire, are Sparrow's surrogate family. They are his mothers and his sisters, his guides in a rough life, his solace from it. When he is not being told stories by his beloved Euterpe, he runs errands for her lover, the cook, while trying to avoid the blows of their brutal overseer or the machinations of the chief wolf, Melpomene. But a hard fate awaits Sparrow, one that involves suffering, murder, mayhem, and the scattering of the little community that has been his whole world. Through meticulous research and bold imagination, James Hynes brings the entirety of a Roman city to vivid life, recreating old Pagan Rome as its codes and morals give way before the new religion of Christianity, and introduces readers to one of the most powerfully affecting and memorable characters of recent fiction. Sparrow is an enthralling, heartbreaking novel of identity, endurance, and love in a dangerous and changing time"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hynes, J. (2023). Sparrow . The Overlook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hynes, James. 2023. Sparrow. The Overlook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hynes, James. Sparrow The Overlook Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hynes, James. Sparrow The Overlook Press, 2023.

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