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The Song of Achilles: A Novel (Paperback)

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“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author ofRoom, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

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ISBN 9780062060624
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Publication Date Nov 1, 2012
Pages (number) 416
Author Madeline Miller
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"I loved it."  - J.K. Rowling

"At once a scholar's homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist.A book I could not put down." - Ann Patchett

"One of the best novelistic adaptations of Homer in recent memory, and it offers strikingly well-rounded and compassionate portrait of Achilles....[Miller] injects a newfound sense of suspense into a story with an ending that has already been determined."  - Wall Street Journal

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