|By (author):||Miller, Madeline|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Historical|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
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|From The Publisher*||The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles|
One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018
"An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
|Review Quote*||"An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner."-Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth|
|Review Quote*||"With lyric beauty of language and melancholy evocative of Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn", CIRCE asks all the big questions of existence while framing them in the life story of the famous goddess who had the magic of transformations. A veritable Who's Who of the gods of Olympus and the heroes of ancient Greece, Circe knows them all and we see them through her perceptive eyes. This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant. Stunning, touching, and unique."-Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero|
|Review Quote*||"Madeline Miller, master storyteller, conjures Circe glowing and alive - and makes the Gods, nymphs and heroes of ancient Greece walk forth in all their armored splendor. Richly detailed and written with such breathtaking command of story, you will be held enchanted. A breathtaking novel."-Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before the War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand|
|Review Quote*||"Circe is the utterly captivating, exquisitely written, story of an ordinary, and extraordinary, woman's life"-Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing|
|Review Quote*||"Written with power and grace, this enchanting, startling, gripping story casts a spell as strong and magical as any created by the sorceress Circe."-Mary Doria Russell, author of Epitaph|
|Review Quote*||"Magic, adventure, and mythology - this one's got it all."-Bustle|
|Review Quote*||"With sumptuous writing and descriptive imagery you'll see these gods and men and every being in between as you've never imagined them before."|
|Review Quote*||"Circe is a triumph of storytelling"-BookBub|
|Biographical Note||Madeline Miller was born in Boston and attended Brown University where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She lives in Narbeth, PA with her husband and two children. The Song of Achilles was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into twenty-five languages.|