The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

“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

“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, 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… (more)

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But who, exactly, was Patroclus, and just what was the nature of his relationship with Achilles? These are the questions that apparently inspired Miller, and the answers, as she well knows, don’t lie in the “Iliad” itself.

Book Details  

Publisher: Ecco (March 06, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780062060624

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 3.6 MB

Language: English

Awards: Women's Prize for Fiction 2012 winner

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