Metamorphica (Hardcover)

Fiction

By Zachary Mason

Farrar Straus and Giroux, 9780374208646, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

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Description

A brilliant and daring novel that reimagines Ovid's Metamorphoses

In the tradition of his bestselling debut novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Zachary Mason's Metamorphica transforms Ovid's epic poem of endless transformation. It reimagines the stories of Narcissus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Midas and Atalanta, and strings them together like the stars in constellations--even Ovid becomes a story. It's as though the ancient mythologies had been rewritten by Borges or Calvino; Metamorphica is an archipelago in which to linger for a while; it reflects a little light from the morning of the world.



About the Author

Zachary Mason is a computer scientist and the author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey and Void Star. He lives in California.