Miller brings ‘Circe’ to Midcoast

Jul 10, 2018
Madeline Miller

Belfast — Nationally acclaimed author Madeline Miller will celebrate her newly released novel “Circe,” an instant No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St.

Miller, who earned her bachelor and master degrees in Classics from Brown University and has taught and tutored Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for more than 15 years, rocketed to fame in 2012 when her debut novel, “The Song of Achilles,” became an international bestseller, was translated into more than 25 languages and received the United Kingdom’s coveted Orange Prize for Fiction. In “Circe,” her second novel, Miller returns to ancient Greece to tell the story of the first-born daughter of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans.

Neither powerful like her father nor alluring like her mother, Circe discovers that she possesses the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense makes “Circe” an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

Reservations are strongly encouraged; email leftbank@myfairpoint.net or call 338-9009 to reserve a seat. Copies of books are available for purchase in advance. Left Bank Books is located downtown and is open daily.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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