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The Cassandra By Sharma Shields The Cassandra The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind Mildred Groves is an un

  • Title: The Cassandra
  • Author: Sharma Shields
  • ISBN: 1250197414
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cassandra By Sharma Shields The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred runs away from home to take a secretary position at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s H The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred runs away from home to take a secretary position at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s Hanford, a massive construction camp on the banks of the Columbia River in remote South Central Washington, exists to test and manufacture a mysterious product that will aid the war effort Only the top generals and scientists know that this product is processed plutonium, for use in the first atomic bombs.Mildred is delighted, at first, to be part of something larger than herself after a lifetime spent as an outsider But her new life takes a dark turn when she starts to have prophetic dreams about what will become of humankind if the project is successful As the men she works for come closer to achieving their goals, her visions intensify to a nightmarish pitch, and she eventually risks everything to question those in power, putting her own physical and mental health in jeopardy Inspired by the classic Greek myth, this 20th century reimagining of Cassandra s story is based on a real WWII compound that the author researched meticulously A timely novel about patriarchy and militancy, The Cassandra uses both legend and h
    The Cassandra By Sharma Shields

    Cassandra Myth, Significance, Trojan War Britannica Cassandra, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy, and his wife Hecuba In Homer s Iliad, she is the most beautiful of Priam s daughters but not a prophetess Cassandra Cassandra, statue at the Flower Garden of Krom , Cz.Rep Pernak The Cassandra A Novel In The Cassandra, Sharma reaches brave new vistas by grounding her work in the shadow of America s nuclear harms against humanity, namely the production of nuclear weapons at the Hanford nuclear facility, and the forsaking of the world community through atomic warfare. Book Review The Cassandra, By Sharma Shields NPR Feb , Independent Booksellers The premise of Sharma Shields second novel, The Cassandra, is excellent A young woman named Mildred Groves, tormented by strange premonitions and a manipulative mother, The myth of Cassandra The Cassandra Crossing Dec , Storyline Outbreak meets The Runaway Train as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense. Cassandra Cassandra Casandra s cassie Instagram profile photos and videos .m Followers, Following, Posts See Instagram photos and videos from Casandra cassie Cassandra Complex in Mythology, Psychology and the Modern Dec , Cassandra, in Greek mythology, was the daughter of Priam, the king who reigned Troy when the Greeks attacked it Cassandra was such a beautiful woman that she attracted the attention of the god Apollo, the son of Zeus He gave her the gift of prophecy as a love gift, but when she refused his attentions, he grew angry. Cassandra metaphor Cassandra Fairbanks Cassandra Fairbanks born March , is an American journalist and activist As a journalist, she has worked for the Russian state funded international news agency Sputnik , and far right American media websites Big League Politics and The Gateway Pundit present As an activist, she is best known for Find the Dancing Man, her successful social media

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    1. Geonn Cannon on said:

      3.5 I wanted to like this book a lot than I did I m not sure why exactly it didn t work for me, and I think it might be that I just never quite warmed to the main character The setting and plot were great, and Mildred was perfectly of her time She was exactly the type of person you might find rebelling against the family and society expectations set in front of her, but I also kind of found her bland She made the biggest decision of her life because of a vision She didn t make a choic 3.5 I want [...]

    2. Crystal King on said:

      The Cassandra is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth, this time set in Washington state It begins in the town where my own father grew up and so I immediately felt a connection to the characterOmak is not a place well known to many Mildred ends up at Hanford during WWII when the nuclear plant was most instrumental in making the most powerful weapon in the history of mankindThis is not an easy tale to read emotionally, particularly in our tumultuous times but it is brilliantly t The Cass [...]

    3. Nancy on said:

      3.5Sharma Shield s novel The Cassandra was a very dark read The protagonist Mildred Groves gift of prophecy alienates her from her family and the larger society She struggles with a desire to fit in while visions reveal horrifying inevitabilities and men s true natures Mildred ceases the chance to escape her suffocating home and needy mother, thrilled to find work at a WWII government research facility in a remote part of Washington on the Columbia River The project will shorten the war, 3.5Shar [...]

    4. Bandit on said:

      Book descriptions tend to give too much away, so I often merely skim them to determine interest From skimming this one I expected something with war experiments and psychics along the lines of mind control experiments of 50s, 60s and 70s, but this is essentially Manhattan Project material Creation and implementation of the atomic bombs during the end of WWII as witnessed by a helpless prophet Cassandra is a tragic figure of Greek Mythology There are different versions of the story, but tradi Boo [...]

    5. Edwin Howard on said:

      Mildred Groves in THE CASSANDRA, by Sharma Shields, wants to escape the life she has been dealt caretaking for her cantankerous, angry mother She finds a job at Hanford, a secret government base where the product is being created and help is needed by the bus full Mildred develops friendships and relishes in her new life, but quickly her hidden ability, having accurate visions of the future, begins to overwhelm her life and reveal so many truths to her that she finds it hard to live in the Mildr [...]

    6. Jypsy on said:

      Based in mythology, The Cassandra is a harrowing read Cassandra was a prophet with the gift of true visions of the future, and the curse of no one ever believing her visions are true Imagine seeing the fruition of The Manhattan Project before it actually happens Now, imagine having no way to stop what you have seen, and everyone believes you are just some crazy person The story is straight up bleak The characters are engaging and tragic I liked the story overall because I m interested in t Based [...]

    7. Sandra on said:

      Wow, that took a number of unexpected turns.This book is powerful in the dark shadowy way it presents the effects of war, the deep issues of developing the atomic bomb, the rashness of men, and the exploitation victimization of women Though, not just women also children, weak men, those of other races or places, and really anyone different It truly lays bare some of the worst we humans contain.The voice it s told in is unique, and while it worked for this book, I m not sure how I felt abou Wow, [...]

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