Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood is my choice for today's post for 2 reasons: First, I want to read it and, second, Victoria Grossack, has been my instructor for writing lessons. And, a most excellent instructor I must say.
Anyway, onto the story line. The setting is the Greek Bronze Age and the mythology surrounding Oedipus. However, the authors have written this novel (the first in a series of 4) from Oedipus' mother's point-of-view. A woman treated harshly by life and those surrounding her, Jocasta is eventually doomed to marry her son, although she falls in love with him without realizing he is indeed her son. After his birth, his father sent him away because it was foretold that Oedipus would kill him.
Touted as a different slant on this famous Greek mythological tale, reviews have been excellent.
My order of the series shipped April 6 so I should receive them any day. And, yes, I will blog my reviews.