Our guest Debra Oswald, author of The Whole Bright Year
has chosen An Odyssey
by Daniel Mendelsohn as her recommended read for Word of Mouth TV. A novel that echoes the themes and circularity of the original Homerian epic; the second oldest surviving work of Western literature and the sequel to the Iliad, which is the oldest, An Odyssey
reminds us of the universality of themes surrounding fathers and sons, trickery and truthfulness.