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A Conversation with Madeline Miller, Author of “Circe”. May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

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” 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 circe_mapcraft, 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.

from the publisher’s website

Madeline Miller has won the Orange Prize for fictionI can’t begin to tell you how entertaining this book is…to find out you’ll have to read it yourself.

Tune in tonight at 7pm at our website CosmosFM.org or on the radio at WNYE, 91.5 fm…or use the TUNEIN app on your smart device.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO our last conversation back in December of 2012.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK FOR the publisher’s page for Circe.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK POR a list of tour dates and places.tumblr_me7b9jumaR1qg9lnio1_500

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK FOR the Wikipedia entry for Circe.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK FOR the Wikipedia entry for Madeline Miller.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK FOR an audio adaptation of Circe.

 

 

 

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