Circe (Hardcover)

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If you enjoy imaginative re-tellings of classic mythology, then Circe needs to be added to your reading list immediately. Award-winning author Madeline Miller crafts a fast-paced, absorbing, and ultimately life-affirming story. We are immersed in Circe’s fraught birth and childhood in the vicious court of Helios, the god of sun and her father. When she is banished to a desert island by Zeus for the crime of witchcraft, her long exile provides a rich environment for her practice. A veritable who's who of Greek mythology crosses the pages, and Madeline Miller breathes much-appreciated life into the old stories.

— Anne, Atlanta

In this incredibly humanizing portrayal of Circe, Madeline Miller brings heart to an often villainized character. This incredible fantasy looks at parental relationships from every angle, and is candid in its portrayal of a woman shut out by her family and shunned by her peers. This is perfect for fans of Wicked by Gregory MacGuire and Miller’s first book Song of Achillles.

— Stu Smith National Account Manager, Simon & Schuster

April 2018 Indie Next List

“This remarkable journey into mythology brings the ancient gods directly and viscerally into the present. Circe is a perfect mashup of elegant language, glorious storytelling, and exquisitely modern sensibilities. Miller's telling left me awed and moved by Circe and her story, all while wishing I could invite her over for a glass of wine on the porch. How this amazing author so perfectly melds the human and the divine, creating a story both immediate and epic, is dazzling.”
— Beth Albrecht, The Magic Tree Bookstore, Oak Park, IL

Product Details
ISBN: 9788491814122
ISBN-10: 8491814124
Publisher: Alianza
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 448
Language: Spanish