The Song of Achilles • Madeline Miller
352 pages • Bloomsbury • April 12, 2012 [PB]
Sad and fatalistic, yet ultimately satisfying and strangely comforting, the tragic love story of Achilles and Patroclus is in Madeline Miller’s hands a life-affirming one.
“When the long-postponed and hoped-for moment arrives, just after Achilles’ sixteenth birthday, the release of tension is palpable. But one is also acutely aware that this is to be a fateful moment, and that the die, once cast, will irrevocably shape the rest of their lives.”