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Odysseus

by Carl Hare

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Odysseus begins where Homer’s Odyssey leaves off, and recounts the Greek hero’s final quest to settle his debt with the god Poseidon. He must travel to many cities carrying a wooden oar, find a land that knows no salt, and offer a sacrifice to the god on the site where a stranger asks the purpose of the oar. During his perilous journey he becomes involved in the intrigues swirling among the great Trojan War veterans and their heirs, and must also protect his own family and kingdom. Written in a poetic style reminiscent of the Homeric past, Odysseus is Book One of the epic trilogy, On the River of Time, which examines three figures – one mythical, one historical, and one fictional – from different time periods spanning almost three thousand years: Odysseus in Greece; Spenser, the poet, in Ireland; and Archer, a renegade actor/director in Canada.

About the Author

Carl Hare in his long career has been a professor, actor, director, playwright, and poet. His poetic works include his play The Eagle and the Tiger, a commissioned poem for Malcolm Forsyth’s A Ballad of Canada (2010), his collection of short poems A Weathering of Years (2015), and his epic trilogy On the River of Time: Book One, Odysseus (2017); Book Two, Spenser (2018); and Book Three, Archer (2022).

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