Join us Wednesday April 7th at 2pm on Zoom to discuss Circe by Madeline Miller.
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Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles, rewrites The Odyssey from the perspective of Circe, the sorceress who changed Odysseus’s men into swine. The daughter of the sun god Helios and the nymph Perse, Circe is despised by her parents and siblings for her less-than-divine abilities. Seeking comfort in human companionship, she discovers her own special powers of witchcraft when she turns Glaucus, the mortal man she loves, into a sea god. But Circe’s tranformation of Scylla, her rival for Glaucos’s affections, into a monster, leads to her banishment to the deserted island of Aiaia. Over the centuries, she hones her magical skills while encountering some of the most famous figures in classical mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus, Medea, and, of course, the crafty Odysseus. Along the way, Circe evolves into the powerful witch feared by the Olympian gods. But after a lifetime of lonely immortality, is this enough for Circe? Her final act of transformation will move and surprise readers. – Library Journal.