xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths

Kate Bernheimer


Fifty major writers retell myths from all over the world during this marvelous follow-up to the bestselling My mom She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.

Icarus flies once again. Aztec jaguar gods back stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a brand new type of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. right here, in beguiling guise, are your favourite mythological figures along characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and different traditions.
 
Aimee Bender retells the parable of the Titans.

Elizabeth McCracken retells the parable of Lamia, the child-eating mistress of Zeus.

Madeline Miller retells the parable of Galatea.
 
Kevin Wilson retells the parable of Phaeton, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
 
Emma Straub and Peter Straub retell the parable of Persephone.
 
Heidi Julavits retells the parable of Orpheus and Euridice.
 
Ron Currie, Jr. retells the parable of Dedalus.
 
Maile Meloy retells the parable of Demeter.
 
Zachary Mason retells the parable of Narcissus.
 
Joy Williams retells the parable of Argos, Odysseus’ dog.
 
If “xo” indications a see you later, then xo Orpheus is a so long to an previous manner of mythmaking. that includes talkative goats, a cat woman, a chook lady, a beer-drinking ogre, a squid who falls in love with the solar, and a woman who provides beginning to cubs, listed below are extravagantly imagined, bracingly modern tales, heralding a brand new starting for one of many world’s oldest literary traditions.

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