Madeline Miller


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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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    Karam Riadhshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

    That was a fun hour.

    Anindya Kshared an impression4 years ago

    Not in order. First, Circe and then Galatea. After this, I'm going to read the song of Achilles.

    Alla Vostrikovashared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading


    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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