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.
Bloomsbury Publishing; July 2013
- ISBN: 9781408848142
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Galatea
- Author: Madeline Miller
Imprint: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
In The Press
Miller's prose is more poetic than almost any translation of Homer
About The Author
Madeline Miller has a BA and MA from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specialising in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. The Song of Achilles is her first novel and was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. Galatea is extracted from the forthcoming anthology of myths, XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (Penguin).