The Leto Bundle

The Leto Bundle

Marina Warner / Feb 17, 2020

The Leto Bundle A sensual compelling new novel inspired by dramatic chronicles contemporary events and the tragic figure of a woman goddess in permanent exileRoom XIX of the Museum of Albion doesn t usually have m

  • Title: The Leto Bundle
  • Author: Marina Warner
  • ISBN: 9780374185480
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A sensual, compelling new novel inspired by dramatic chronicles, contemporary events, and the tragic figure of a woman goddess in permanent exileRoom XIX of the Museum of Albion doesn t usually have many visitors But when a huge crowd of dispossessed immigrants and homeless gather to see a mummy that has recently been moved, political pressure mounts, and the curator mustA sensual, compelling new novel inspired by dramatic chronicles, contemporary events, and the tragic figure of a woman goddess in permanent exileRoom XIX of the Museum of Albion doesn t usually have many visitors But when a huge crowd of dispossessed immigrants and homeless gather to see a mummy that has recently been moved, political pressure mounts, and the curator must reveal the mystery behind the locked door To the passionate young man who has adopted the mummy as a figurehead, the curator explains that the once secret exhibit is a bundle of rare objects and intriguing documents that tell of the wanderings of an unknown woman named Leto Marina Warner s magical new novel weaves together the story of this ancient goddess and eternal refugee with the drama of the curator, her new friend, and the people whose lives will be transformed by The Leto Bundle.As Leto moves westward across the map from her first home, she slips through time, reappearing in different guises and ever on the run She gives birth to twins during a far off era of civil strife, shelters with wolves, stows away on a ship, works as a chambermaid in a war torn city, and, in a bombing attack, saves her daughter but loses her son The novel sweeps from mythological times to the Middle Ages, to Victorian Europe, and then to the present day, when Leto reappears, still searching, of course, for her long lost son.The Leto Bundle retells the story of the eternal refugee in a magical modern novel of huge scope and imaginative force.

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    About "Marina Warner"

      • Marina Warner

        Marina Sarah Warner is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer She is known for her many non fiction books relating to feminism and myth.She is a professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre at the University of Essex, and gave the Reith Lectures on the BBC in 1994 on the theme of Managing Monsters Six Myths of Our Time.


    884 Comments

    1. This book is a bit mad mix of mythology, commentary on modern society, history. of the main characters are women. I don't think i've ever read english like it are these words that are out of use, or did she make them up? the story is a bit of a mind bender, spanning thousands of years, a character like Orlando or something (what I can remember of the story). I think i need to read this one again!


    2. Themes of dispossession, immigration, redemption thread through this book. The time-warping story of Leto the Titan who becomes Laetitia the martyr, Lettice the stowaway, Ella the maid and Nellie the refugee teaches us that not only the dispossessed and underprivileged are lost, and challenges us not to become trapped by the very freedom we seek.


    3. I am in awe of Marina Warner as a mythographer. This novel was not as impressive to me as books of hers like Phantasmagoria and Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds.


    4. Huge fan of her non-fiction ie. No Go The Bogeyman but, unfortunately Ms Warner's fiction doesn't live up to the high standards of her other work.



    5. I adore Warner's non-fiction but I found this novel absolutely unreadable. Like, laughably bad. Cringe-inducing bad. Who-let-her-walk-out-of-the-house-wearing-that bad.


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