REVIEW: “State vs. Hades” by Altaire Gural

Review of Altaire Gural, “State vs. Hades,” Luna Station Quarterly 50 (2022): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

Best title in the issue, so of course this is the story I started with! And the story totally lived up to it: A myth of a love story all wrapped up in notes from a proper Greek legal trial, with Demosthenes arguing for the prosecution and Aeschines for the defense (and a witness list that includes a therapist!). Maybe I’m just a sucker for Persephone/Hades tales, but I really enjoyed this, and the way it gave us a unique insight into Persephone’s motivations and her relationship with her mother. A gold star tale!

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