My sandals were made to glide over the marble floor of the Palace of Mycenae, not to walk the road like a common market trader.
Of course, as a princess, I was unused to walking.
Only female slaves and whores are seen in public.
Only female slaves and whores walk.
Electra is forced to flee her home after witnessing the shocking murder of her father, but life outside the palace walls is frightening.
The free and easy ways of her foreign companions disturb her – especially the scandalous relationship between the Trojan woman, Cassandra, and her two men – but she needs their help to survive.
Along the way Electra’s travels, driven by a burning desire for revenge, become a different kind of journey.
Kerry Greenwood’s Electra evokes the dark perils and pleasures of the ancient world with a contemporary sensual intensity.