The Double Tongue: The Nobel Laureate's Stunning Final Novel

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The Double Tongue is William Golding's last and perhaps most superbly imaginative novel. It is a fictional memoir of an aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle of ancient Greece, just prior to Greece's domination by the Roman Empire. As a young girl, Arieka is ugly, unconventional, a source of great shame to her uppity parents, who fear they'll never marry her off. But she is saved by Ionides, the High Priest of the Delphic temple, who detects something of a seer (and a friend) in her and whisks her off to the ...

The Double Tongue: The Nobel Laureate's Stunning Final Novel 1995, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374143299

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