The Children of Jocasta
A stunning reimagining of the Oedipus and Antigone stories told from the perspectives of the women the myths overlooked.
In the media
Natalie Haynes takes on Sophocles in her vivid and affecting second novel
Fiction to look out for in 2017 Observer
Glorious, gripping and brutal . . . I loved it
New life is breathed into a powerful ancient story through Natalie Haynes's clever and vivid story telling.
Nearly every page of Natalie Haynes's The Children of Jocasta could stand alone as poetry. This is a visceral, engrossing, and meticulously-crafted reimagining of two of the most important stories of all time. A truly remarkable feat
Dr Amanda Foreman