The second volume of Lindsay Clarke's masterful retelling of the stories surrounding the Trojan War.
'Return From Troy' begins after the sacking of Troy, and covers Odysseus's trials and Agamemnon's fate.
The book is in two parts, The first part charts the return of Agamemnon to Mycenae, his murder by his wife, Clytaemnestra - in revenge for sacrificing their daughter - and the consequences of that killing. The second part focuses on the adventures of Odysseus on his long struggle to return home to Ithaca and his wife, Penelope.
Both volumes - 'The War At Troy' and 'The Return From Troy' - end in an afterword that relates the mythological themes and motifs of the stories to crucial aspects of contemporary experience.