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Madeline Miller

Circe

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The international Number One bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction
Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child — not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long — and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.
So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss — the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.
THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, I PAPER, SUNDAY EXPRESS, IRISH TIMES, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, AMAZON, AUDIBLE, BUZZFEED, REFINERY 29, WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, SEATTLE TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND GOODREADS
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413 printed pages
Publication year
2018
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  • nataliaescortesshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    🚀Unputdownable

    There are not enough words to describe the incredible story that this book holds. Don’t think it, just read it.

  • Rebecca Robertsshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    Really enjoyed this book. It was the first audiobook I ever listened to and the reader had a beautifully calming voice (I did listen to it on my library's borrowing app not on here) it is a very good story with a lot of recognisable greek gods, goddesses and the like. I just so happened to be playing Assassins Creed Odyssey at the time so I often listened to it as I played, I found that extremely immersive as some of the characters tied in. Highly recommend!!

  • Lucia Lopezshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Es un libro muy interesante, te cuenta toda la historia de la bruja Circe de Eea hija del titán Helios, si te gusta la mitología griega este es un libro que debes leer.

Quotes

  • Sanja Grujićhas quoted4 years ago
    But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.
  • Sanja Grujićhas quoted4 years ago
    I thought: I cannot bear this world a moment longer.

    Then, child, make another.
  • Blanca Estela Hernández Abrahamhas quoted3 years ago
    Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.

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