Madeline Miller

Galatea

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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, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation.
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…
From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles, this short story is a dazzling retelling of the myth of Galatea.
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23 printed pages
Publication year
2013
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    Karam Riadhshared an impressionlast year
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    That was a fun hour.

    Anindya Kshared an impression4 years ago
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    Not in order. First, Circe and then Galatea. After this, I'm going to read the song of Achilles.

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    Naomi Sotelohas quotedlast year
    Feel how chilled your hands are?’
    ninahas quoted2 months ago
    Because I used to be made of stone.
    weirdduckhas quoted8 months ago
    With the gods, all things are possible, I said. Look at my stomach. I had puffed it a little, so that it looked like a mound. And anyway, he did not know what women looked like. To him, if there was anything, it was strange.

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