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Terence Hawkins (Rage of Achilles) Author Signing at Bank Square Books
09/25/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Bank Square Books presents a weekend book signing with Terence Hawkins for the release of the new book Rage of Achilles.
About the Book
In his first book, The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins imagines an Iliad that really happened. Informed by the brutal realities of Bronze Age warfare and Julian Jaynes’ theory of the bicameral mind–now a basis for HBO’s Westworld–the novel depicts real men and women struggling in the end of a decade-long war, their gods dwindling into hallucinations and half-heard commands as the modern consciousness is suddenly and painfully born. Emily Hauser, author of For the Most Beautiful, said: “Terence Hawkins’ ‘The Rage of Achilles’ . . . is Greek myth red in tooth and claw. Visceral and to-the-point, it grabs you and doesn’t let go.” Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers, called it “a rare thing–a genuinely fresh take on a classic text.”
About Terence Hawkins
Terence Hawkins grew up in a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania. His home county, which the state police call Fayette Nam, is the setting for Philipp Meyer’s American Rust and the original Night of the Living Dead. His grandfathers and several uncles were coal miners. He graduated from Yale, where he was publisher of the Yale Daily News. He attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and returned to New Haven in 1985 to practice as a trial lawyer.
In 2011, Hawkins became the founding Director of the Yale Writers’ Conference, which he ran until 2015. In 2014, he started the Company of Writers, which offers workshops and manuscript services to writers at all levels of experience.
The Rage of Achilles is Hawkins’ first novel.