BCB An Odyssey


From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece.

A Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal,The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday

Eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, and father and son find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. 

Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar’s most triumphant entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.