Odysseus´BoyAnnika Thor, illustrated by Ishtar Bäcklund Dakhil
Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, does not have many friends his own age in Ithaca. Most of the time he is at home in the palace, with his mother Penelope and his nanny Eurykleia. He thinks a lot about his father, whom he never got to know. Odysseus went off to war in faraway Troy and hasn’t returned to the island. Sometimes in the evenings Eurykleia sits on his bed and tells him fantastic stories of Odysseus’ heroic deeds and Telemachus loves to listen and fantasise about his father coming home again. But the years go by. Soon Telemachus is a young man and has to take responsibility for his own and his country’s future himself. Should he follow in his father’s footsteps? Or is there another way to grow up to be a man? Odysseus’ Boy is a high-class novel for all ages that includes both a sensitive coming-of-age story and an exciting adventure story, based on Greek mythology, about Odysseus’ meandering voyages on the sea after the war in Troy.