SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019
Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long – and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.
So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss – the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.
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With this triumphant, mesmerizing novel, Madeline Miller establishes her status as mythology’s bold new voice. She was teaching Latin and Greek while writing her award-winning debut; in Circe, she offers an imaginative retelling of the Greek myth of Homer’s much-loved character. We join our heroine as she's banished by Zeus and forced to embark on an epic quest for empowerment. Fans of the classical world will rejoice at the luster and detail Miller brings to the realm of the Olympians, while new readers will be struck with awe by the gods, goddesses, and six-headed monsters that the story reveals.
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Did not put this book down from the moment I picked it up. So many emotions experienced. A must read!