Tessa Templeton has thrived at Oxford University under the tutelage and praise of esteemed classics professor Christopher Eccles. And now, his support is the one thing she can rely on: her job search has yielded nothing, and her devotion to her work has just cost her her boyfriend, Ben. Yet shortly before her thesis defense, Tessa learns that Chris has sabotaged her career—and realizes their relationship is not at all what she believed.
Driven by what he mistakes as love for Tessa, Chris has ensured that no other institution will offer her a position, keeping her at Oxford with him. His tactics grow more invasive as he determines to prove he has her best interests at heart. Meanwhile, Tessa scrambles to undo the damage—and in the process makes a startling discovery about an obscure second-century Latin poet that could launch her into academic stardom, finally freeing her from Chris's influence.
A contemporary reimagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth, The Latinist is a compelling exploration of power, ambition, and the intertwining of love and obsession.
Sasha Higgins is a classically trained actress and voice artist. She was born in Hong Kong and raised in Hampshire, England, and Detroit, Michigan. She majored in creative writing and French at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award for her writing and then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has performed on the West End, at the Geffen, and off-Broadway. She has starred in numerous independent films and voiced the role of Miranda in The Tempest for BBC Radio 4. She currently lives in Venice, California, with her husband, Ethan, and two rescue dogs.