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Where Three Roads Meet 

Where Three Roads Meet (2005)
The Myth of Oedipus
(The tenth book in the Myths series)
A novel by Salley Vickers

 
At the end of his life, an old man waits in his office for a stranger to arrive. Over the next few weeks, Teiresias will visit again, making his way across the heath to relate the story of his life. As these two men sit together in front of a roaring fire, a remarkable tale unfolds.The compelling story of Oedipus, who, unknowingly, kills his father and marries his mother, is probably the most influential of all the Greek myths, having furnished Freud's theory of psychoanalysis. Bestselling novelist Salley Vickers, herself a former psychoanalyst, takes the ancient story of patricide and incest and explores it through the vision of Teiresias, the blind seer, who alone 'sees' the truth about the protagonists' terrible past and their place in the cosmic order. Salley Vickers says, "I am interested in what human beings believe they know and in fact don't know, which for me is the true tragedy of Oedipus. It is an utterly contemporary drama about the ways we blind ourselves to reality and the price we pay for knowledge."

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : Hardback
Title: Where Three Roads Meet
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0753180642 / 9780753180648 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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November 2007 : Hardback
Title: Where Three Roads Meet: The Myth of Oedipus (Myths)
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 1841959863 / 9781841959863 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2008 : Hardback
Title: Where Three Roads Meet: The Myth of Oedipus (Myths)
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 1847670180 / 9781847670182 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Us
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2008 : Paperback
Title: Where Three Roads Meet (Myths)
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 1847670725 / 9781847670724 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2009 : Paperback
Title: Where Three Roads Meet (Isis General Fiction)
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0753180650 / 9780753180655 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2007 : Paperback
Title: Where Three Roads Meet (Myth)
Author(s): Vickers Salley
ISBN: 1841959987 / 9781841959986 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2005 : Kindle edition
Title: Where Three Roads Meet (Myths)
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: B002VM7G0M
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

 


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