|A startlingly original first novel by "this generation''s answer to Alice Munro" "(The Vancouver Sun)" is the bold re-imagining of one of history''s most intriguing relationships: between legendary philosopher Aristotle and his most famous pupil, the young Alexander the Great.|
From the Publisher:
A prize-winning story inspired by the historical relationship between Aristotle and the young Alexander the Great finds the legendary philosopher reluctantly tutoring a childhood friend's son only to find himself impressed by the young heir's potential and early handling of difficult military and political challenges. 25,000 first printing.
"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle." (starred review) 09/15/2010 "Lyon's evocation of the ancient world is earthly and immediate...." 11/29/2010