A dazzling, lyrical YA retelling of Greek myth, from Jessie Burton, internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.A powerfully feminist, elegiac, and original twist on this old story. -Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles
If I told you that I'd killed a man with a glance, would you wait to hear the rest? The why, the how, what happened next? Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love, betrayal . . . and destiny itself.
With stunning, full-color illustrations and a first person narrative illuminating the fierce, vulnerable, determined girl behind the myth, this astonishing retelling is perfect for readers of Circe, and brings the story of Medusa to life for a new generation.
Author: Jessie Burton
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.40h x 7.00w x 1.00d
Age Range: 13-17
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About the Author
Jessie Burton is the author of three novels for adults, The Miniaturist and The Muse-both New York Times bestsellers-and The Confession, which became an immediate Sunday Times bestseller. Jessie's first novel for children, The Restless Girls, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018.