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House of Names

(2017)
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'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.'

On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice.

His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory.

Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace's dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family's game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act.

House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: House of Names (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Colm Taoibain
ISBN: 1-68324-394-3 / 978-1-68324-394-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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May 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 0-241-25768-9 / 978-0-241-25768-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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May 2017 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: House of Names: A Novel
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 0-7710-9819-7 / 978-0-7710-9819-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: House of Names: A Novel
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 1-5011-4021-3 / 978-1-5011-4021-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
Title: House of Names: A Novel
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 1-5011-4022-1 / 978-1-5011-4022-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 0-241-26493-6 / 978-0-241-26493-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
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May 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 1-5082-2790-X / 978-1-5082-2790-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: House of Names
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Viking
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May 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: House of Names: A Novel
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: Scribner
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May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: House of Names: A Novel
Author(s): Colm Toibin
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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