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From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionMyth & legend told as fictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 19/04/2018 ISBN-13: 9781408890080  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Madeline holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She has also studied at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought, and at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and NPR.org. She lives in Pennsylvania. madelinemiller.com

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'Lyrical' is an over-used word in book reviews, but there's a poetic flow to Madeline Miller’s writing that lifts the reader up and floats them along. In The Song of Achilles, Miller wrote one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books, making a love story from amongst the bloodshed of the Trojan War. With Circe, her second novel, she returns to Greek mythology and breathes new life into an old witch. We live the story, as Circe grows from a plaything of the gods and humans to a powerful, independent force, defying fate and those who dare to stand against her. She lives multitudes: neglected and derided child; spurned lover; vengeful hostess; protective mother; bewitching siren. Her resilience allows her to bend, not break, and through it all she remains a figure we can identify with, and from which we can draw strength.

Sarah, Web Shop Manager

 

'Circe encourages us to be bold, to be different, to allow ourselves to think outside the boundaries society sets.' Read more of our interview with Madeline Miller on her Author Page.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 18/04/2018

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