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On Its Way


"In Circe, Madeline Miller weaves together familiar threads of gods and heroes into a shimmering tale of a woman's power, love, and vulnerability. Not simply a retelling of classical myth, Circe is a subversive and impossible to put down feminist novel."

Kat M.

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"Reading Madeline Miller is pure pleasure. Circe brings the heroes and villains of myth to life, and asks how the pressure of legacy would affect their choices. Miller's answer is smart, funny, sad, and deeply human."

Marnie M.

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Author Madeline Miller
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date 2018-04-10
Section New Hardcover - Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Kat M. / Marnie M.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780316556347

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.

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