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The Song of Achilles : A Novel / Madeline Miller.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library F MIL (Text) 78731000521185 New Fiction Available -
  In Memory of: Eleanor Bartz (Mrs.B)

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627655378
  • ISBN: 1627655379
  • Physical Description: 378, 30 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"New York Times Bestseller" --cover.
Includes "P.S. Insights, Interviews & More...": About the Author (Meet Madeline Miller), About the Book (Gods and Immortals, Author Q&A with Gregory Maguire, Discussion Questions), Read On (Author Essay: "A City Old and Buried--but Far from Dead," Author Essay: "Stealing Hercules' Club").
Summary, etc.:
"Achilles, 'the best of all the Greeks,' son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful--irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath. They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice" --Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Subject: Turkey.
Greeks.
Friendship.
Trojan War.
War stories.
Troy (Extinct city).
Achilles (Mythological character).
Genre: Fiction.
Gay fiction.
Historical fiction.

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