Thursday, November 4 | 2:00pm | Houghton Room | No Charge
by Madeline Miller
Presented by Ellie Crawford
This highly anticipated follow-up to Miller’s best-selling first novel, “The Song of Achilles”, is told from the perspective of Circe, the sorceress nymph whose brief appearance in Homer’s “Odyssey” becomes the story of a longer and more complex life; her lonely childhood among the gods, her first encounter with mortals, the awakening of her powers, and finally the men who wash up on her shores. This bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s myth is both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right. Presented by Ellie Crawford.