Circe (Hardcover)

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Circe (Hardcover)


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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

Staff Reviews

CIRCE is a lush tale of a woman ( goddess) slowly coming into her own power and self understanding. Simply and beautifully written, it is both epic and humble and deep rooted. I have rarely felt such kinship with a character.  Misunderstood and unappreciated, she is scorned by her family and god and goddess peers for the very qualities and characteristics that make her special. She wants and needs to be loved but grapples with rejection. She DEEPLY needs solitude and within it she discovers her true self. She is, ultimately, an artisan-her witchcraft is her art.  Miller imbues Circe with a humanity that is believable and moving. I enjoyed Greek mythology in school and remembered Circe only as the goddess who turned men into pigs. Miller has turned her into so much more. I highly recommend this book -especially for women, young and old.

— Barbette Houser

A bold retelling of the Circe episode from Homer's Odyssey that not only captures the interlocking pieces of Greek mythology, but also gives each god, titan, and Grecian a pulsing complexity. Both Circe the book and the character are quiet, sensual and--at times--freewheeling, adventurous, and devastating. Highly recommended to fans of mythology, fairy tales, and fantasy looking for a strong witch to captivate them. I also highly reccomend the audiobook from for a road trip!

— Luis

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