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Bloomsbury
01 June 2022
From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion.
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In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece - the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen - the gift of life. Now his wife, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own, and yearns for independence.

In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...

Praise for CIRCE

'A thrilling tour de force of imagination' Mail on Sunday

'A bold and subversive retelling' New York Times

'A novel to be gobbled greedily in one sitting' Observer

'A remarkable achievement' Sunday Times
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Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 146mm,  Width: 105mm, 
Weight:   98g
ISBN:   9781526652065
ISBN 10:   1526652064
Pages:   64
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women's Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. Her second novel Circe was a number one international bestseller and shortlisted for the Women's Prize. madelinemiller.com

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