Gods Behaving BadlyBook - 2007
From Marie Phillips, hailed by theGuardian Unlimitedwebsite as a "hot author" destined to "break through" in 2007, comes a highly entertaining novel set in North London, where the Greek gods have been living in obscurity since the seventeenth century. Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the twenty-first century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a dilapidated hovel in North London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out... until a meek cleaner and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives and turn the world upside down. Gods Behaving Badlyis that rare thing, a charming, funny, utterly original novel that satisfies the head and the heart.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2007.
Branch Call Number: FICTION PHI
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A quirky and clever look at what the immortals of Olympus have been getting up to in modern-day London.
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