Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
(Bloomsbury UK, Hardcover, 9781408826423)

Publication Date: September 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List
“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worthy of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
-- Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
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