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CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller)
By (author): Madeline Miller
9780316556347 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Historical / Ancient Apr 10, 2018
$32.00 CAD
Active 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.25 in 400 pages Little, Brown and Company
#1 New York Times Bestseller

" A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, New York Times

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.

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.

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"Circe,' [is] a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right."—Alexandra Alter, New York Times

"One of the most amazing qualities of this novel [is]: We know how everything here turns out - we've known it for thousands of years - and yet in Miller's lush reimagining, the story feels harrowing and unexpected. The feminist light she shines on these events never distorts their original shape; it only illuminates details we hadn't noticed before."—Ron Charles, Washington Post

"[Miller] gives voice to Circe as a multifaceted and evolving character...'Circe' is very pleasurable to read, combining lively versions of familiar tales and snippets of other, related standards with a highly psychologized, redemptive and ultimately exculpatory account of the protagonist herself."—Claire Messud, New York Times Book Review

"The story of Circe's entanglement with Odysseus lasts far beyond the narrative of "The Odyssey," making for compelling material to revisit. But ultimately it's as a character that Circe stands apart....Through her elegant, psychologically acute prose, Miller gives us a rich female character who inhabits the spaces in between."
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Miller's lush, gold-lit novel - told from the perspective of the witch whose name in Greek has echoes of a hawk and a weaver's shuttle - paints another picture: of a fierce goddess who, yes, turns men into pigs, but only because they deserve it."—NPR.org

"so vivid, so layered, you could get lost in it... Whether or not you think you like Greek Mythology, this is just great storytelling. It feels cinematic."— NPR's Here & Now

"Spellbinding..Miller has created a daring feminist take on a classic narrative; although the setting is a mystical world of gods, monsters, and nymphs, the protagonist at its heart is like any of us."—O Magazine

"Miller's spell builds slowly, but by the last page you'll be in awe. In prose of dreamlike simplicity, she reimagines the myth of Circe."—People

"Miller, with her academic bona fides and born instinct for storytelling, seamlessly grafts modern concepts of selfhood and independence to her mystical reveries of smoke and silver, nectar and bones."—Entertainment Weekly

"This telling, in the sorceress's own words, is not the version we think we know."—New York Times 'T Magazine'

"Miller gives voice to a previously muted perspective in the classics, forging a great romance from the scraps left to us by the ancients....Circe is, instead, a romp, an airy delight, a novel to be gobbled greedily in a single sitting."Guardian

Ambitious in scope, Circe is above all the chronicle of an outsider woman who uses her power and wits to protect herself and the people she loves, ultimately looking within to define herself. Readers will savor the message of standing against a hostile world and forging a new way."—Shelf Awareness

"Miller follows her impressive debut (The Song of Achilles) with a spirited novel about Circe's evolution from insignificant nymph to formidable witch best known for turning Odysseus's sailors into swine.... Weaving together Homer's tale with other sources, Miller crafts a classic story of female empowerment. She paints an uncompromising portrait of a superheroine who learns to wield divine power while coming to understand what it means to be mortal."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"gorgeous and gimlet-eyed follow-up to her Orange Prize-winning first novel, 'The Song of Achilles.'"—Boston Globe

"In her stirring follow-up to the Orange Prize-winning The Song of Achilles (2011), Miller beautifully voices the experiences of the legendary sorceress Circe...This immersive blend of literary fiction and mythological fantasy demonstrates that the Greek myths are still very relevant today."—Booklist

"Madeline Miller's enthralling second novel may be about a goddess, but it has a lot to say about what it means to be a woman.... Like its heroine, this is a novel to underestimate at your peril."—Bookpage

"A retelling of ancient Greek lore gives exhilarating voice to a witch... [Circe is] a sly, petulant, and finally commanding voice that narrates the entirety of Miller's dazzling second novel....Readers will relish following the puzzle of this unpromising daughter of the sun god Helios and his wife, Perse, who had negligible use for their child....Expect Miller's readership to mushroom like one of Circe's spells. Miller makes Homer pertinent to women facing 21st-century monsters."—Kirkus, Starred Review

"An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner."—Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth

"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

"Circe bears its own transformative magic, a power enabled by Miller's keen eye for beauty, adventure, and reinvention. Through the charms of a misfit heroine, the world of gods becomes stunningly alive, and the world of our own humanity--its questions, loves, and bonds--is illuminated. This book is an immense gift to anyone who reads to find their own bravery and quest."— Affinity Konar, author of Mischling

"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

"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

"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

"Magic, adventure, and mythology - this one's got it all."Bustle

"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."
Esquire

"With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling—BookBub

"Madeline Miller shifts the portrayal of Circe from the seductive, turning-men-into-pigs sorceress from Homer's Odyssey by humanizing her into an empathetic, warm, multi-faceted goddess."—Vox Magazine

"This beautifully written and absorbing tale of gods and mortals will delight Miller's many fans and have them reaching for Edith Hamilton's Mythology."—Library Journal

"a stunning epic of a book...a page-turner that is wholly original."—Bustle

"Miller follows her impressive debut (The Song of Achilles) with a spirited novel about Circe's evolution from insignificant nymph to formidable witch best known for turning Odysseus's sailors into swine.... Weaving together Homer's tale with other sources, Miller crafts a classic story of female empowerment. She paints an uncompromising portrait of a superheroine who learns to wield divine power while coming to understand what it means to be mortal."—Publisher's Weekly

"In the highly anticipated follow-up to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller is back with another powerful and moving retelling of Greek mythology")—Bustle

"The goddess of magic is excavated from 'The Odyssey' and given an epic of her own."—Wall Street Journal

"Song of Achilles broke me. Haunting and beautiful."—Book Riot

"Circe will awaken your inner goddess... A must read."—Refinery 29

"Miller's prose flows beautifully, carrying the reader onward and allowing Circe to speak in a natural voice, making her a sympathetic character and one readers will resonate with and admire."—RT Book Reviews

"[Miller] paints one of the most dangerous women in history bright gold."—Wonderlust

"Miller's writing is vivid and cinematic...what stays with us are Miller's careful insights, related through Circe's voice."—Pop Matter

"The writing is lush and intimate, once again inviting the reader into a magic different, yet just as special, as Circe's: a magic that is unleashed whenever Miller picks up a pen."—Book People's Blog

"prepare for enchantment."—Washington Independent

"magic... coursing with Circe's powers and told in language that's river-swift, unobtrusively modern, appropriately lyrical, and polished as bronze."—Library Journal

"Storytelling can subvert norms as well as establish them. That's the grand, praiseworthy project of Madeline Miller's new novel."—Electric Lit

"a brilliant new epiphanous novel."—Psychology Today

"CIRCE is an enchanting read from start to finish."—Bookreporter

"Circe is not a chapter of someone else's epic tale, but has her own story to tell."—Brit + Co

"Dazzling... Circe is sure to leave an indelible impression on readers both new and returning to Miller's singular reworkings of Greek myths."—BookBrowse

"Madeline Miller's re-imagining of the witch Circe from The Odyssey makes for an intriguing, feminist adventure novel that is perfectly suited for the #TimesUp moment. Circe is also a smart read that has much to say about the long-term consequences of war and a culture that values violence and conquest over compassion and learning...Miller mines intriguing details from the original tale to imagine a rich backstory for Circe that allows readers to re-visit the world of Olympians and Titans in Greek mythology. From the court of the Titans, the reader meets Circe's parents, the god Helios and nymph Perse, and is introduced to a world of supernatural power players that is every bit as back-biting, gossip-filled and vicious as any episode of House of Cards."

Dallas News

"Miller has taken the familiar materials of character, and wrought some satisfying turns of her own."—The Guardian

"Madeline Miller's follow-up to The Song of Achilles is just as mesmerizing, and you won't be able to put down this luminous, feminist saga."—Paste

"A profound feminist angle, revealing sisterhood and sexism, rape and rage, and most exquisitely motherhood."—WYPR's The Weekly Reader

"The shape and structure of a novel allow Ms Miller to launch imaginative forays into the poem, adding flesh to the goddess's bones. "—The Economist

"[Circe] is compassionately reimagined as a daughter, sister, lover, and friend in this addendum to the epic"—Coastal Living

"Ambitious in scope...Readers will savor the message of standing against a hostile world and forging a new way."—Shelf Awareness

"a fresh interpretation of the divine sorceress legend best known for turning men into pigs and seducing Odysseus."—Philadelphia Style

"This is truly a gorgeous, gorgeous novel—Kirkus

"imbues even the small moments with the sense of wonder they deserve."—Chicago Tribune

"Mythology-buff moms will love this masterful novel from Miller."—Real Simple

"A juicy reimagining of the story of Circe, the exiled witch who turned Odysseus's men into pigs."—Quartzy

"'Circe' is a sentence-by-sentence miracle";—Michigan Daily

"imaginative... a thrilling tale of Olympic proportions,"—Hearst Television

"This story is enthralling and exciting... You won't be able to put it down."—Bookstr

"Madeline Miller's revolutionary retelling of Homer's tale - revolutionary in the literal sense of revolving the tables - through the eyes of the seductress sorceress Circe gives the original some good competition."—Fatherly

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