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'Circe' Gives The Witch Of The Odyssey A New Life

Madeleine Miller's lush, gold-lit new novel is told from the perspective of Circe, the sorceress whose brief appearance in the Odyssey becomes just one moment in a longer, more complex life.
"Circe" by Madeline Miller Source: Little Brown and Company

"Later, years later, I would hear a song made of our meeting," says the hero of Madeleine Miller's , of her romance with the mortal Odysseus. Circe is referring to Homer's version of the story, in which Odysseus arrives on her island sea-battered and mourning for his men killed by the cruel Laestrygonians. Circe entraps his remaining men and turns them into pigs. But Odysseus, with the help of the

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