Overview

The women and monsters of Greek mythology rarely get to speak for themselves.

Sing, Muse. Sing whatever you want.

Eurydice wanders an abandoned amusement park despite her husband's love. Ariadne becomes addicted to gypsy magic long after she was left on an island. Iphigenia dies at Aulis, confused and ...
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Women and Monsters

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Overview

The women and monsters of Greek mythology rarely get to speak for themselves.

Sing, Muse. Sing whatever you want.

Eurydice wanders an abandoned amusement park despite her husband's love. Ariadne becomes addicted to gypsy magic long after she was left on an island. Iphigenia dies at Aulis, confused and scared. Deianira kills her famous husband, Hercules, and feels like she slayed a monster. Korey thinks of leaving her mother, her small town, her mundane, simple life. There are monsters, too: Charybdis and Scylla, Cerynitis, Gorgon, and more.

This sampler collection of stories from Rhysling and Crawford Prize-nominated fantasy writer, J. M. McDermott embraces the surreal and hallucinatory traditions of Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history.

There are as many versions of the myth as there are grandmothers in Greece. There are always more myths, more versions.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013377325
  • Publisher: Bad Ducky Industries
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 830 KB

Meet the Author

J. M. McDermott is the author of five novels, including Last Dragon, Maze, Never Knew Another, and When We Were Executioners. He has been nominated for a Rhysling Award, and a Crawford Prize.

He lives in Decatur, Georgia, inside a maze of empty coffee cups, bookshelves, and crazy schemes.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    I'm not familiar enough with the original myths to recognize all

    I'm not familiar enough with the original myths to recognize all of them
    right away. I still loved this collection. The stories are fascinating,
    powerful language and imagery. My favorite was "Daphne" whose
    cars kept getting stolen, but I also loved the whimsical take on
    marriage and divorce in "Gaia" and the traveling carnival of
    the land of the dead that appeared in "Korey" and "Eurydice"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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