The story of the city is told from three points of view: that of Maia, a master of the city; of Simmea, one of the children of the city; and of the god Apollo, who has made himself mortal as Pytheas to experience the city as one of the slave children himself. It is very interesting to see how these three narrators interact with the city; they all love the city for different reasons but recognize its faults, and because they're all wildly overeducated they analyze all the reasons why it works and doesn’t work. It’s a great novel for those who like philosophical conversations, but maybe not great for someone looking for action and adventure.
--Alison McCarty, Callahan Branch Library
Find The Just City in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.