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.
Jessie Burton, internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse, has crafted a dazzling, lyrical, and feminist YA retelling of Greek myth. 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.
"In her hunger for the sustenance of the connection she’s been denied, Medusa reconsiders the status quo and her relentlessly cruel treatment by both men and gods. Burton delves into the lingering trauma of sexual assault and toxic gender roles in a visceral call to empathy, with surprising twists on the original story.... A smart reimagining of an ancient tale that questions old tropes." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Illustrator||Olivia Lomenech Gill|
|Publication Date||Jan 11, 2022|