Author: Ursula Le Guin
Original language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Orlando, 2008
In a richly imagined, beautiful new novel, an acclaimed writer gives an epic heroine her voice
Lavinia grows up knowing nothing but peace and freedom, until suitors come. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner—that she will be the cause of a bitter war—and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to take her destiny into her own hands. And so she tells us what Vergil did not: the story of her life, and of the love of her life.