A Tale of Love and Desire
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, Hardcover, 9780152020569, 198pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
This is the story of Cupid--the god responsible for heartache, sleepless nights, and all those silly love songs finally getting his comeuppance. When the god of love falls in love himself, things are bound to get interesting. And when he crosses his mama, Venus, in the process . . . Well, things could get downright messy.
The much-lauded author of "Pharaoh's Daughte"r and "When Dad Killed Mom "brings his renowned storytelling skills to one of the world's most famous tales. In doing so he weaves a romantic, hilarious drama brought to life with a bold new voice that's loaded with sly wisdom. Julius Lester's retelling is sure to draw new readers to classic mythology while satisfying old fans as well.