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Congratulations on a Novel Accomplishment!

book coverCongratulations to Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood on the publication of their first novel, Iokaste: The Novel of the Mother-Wife of Oedipus! Iokaste, often spelled Jocasta, was the Queen of Thebes who was both wife and mother to Oedipus. This story has always been told from his point of view, but in this book Iokaste tells her story.

Iokaste is the first book in Grossack and Underwood's Tapestry of Bronze series based on Greek myths in "the time of heroes" during the Late Bronze Age. Published by Publish America, the novel is available from and Barnes & Noble.

"This is a real page-turner!…[It is] a smart and delightful book, economically told and well worth any reader's precious time," says Bob Mielke, Professor of English at Truman State University, in his enthusiastic review of Iokaste.

But why take the word of a literary expert? Readers of The Actuarial Review surely would find an actuary's review of the book more credible. Send us an e-mail by December 3 that explains, in 50 words or less, why you have the best and most appropriate qualifications, actuarial or otherwise, to review Iokaste in The Actuarial Review. The winner will be selected by the staff of The Actuarial Review, whose decision shall be final. If you are selected, you will receive a copy of Iokaste signed by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood!

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