A Night In with
Join internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton to celebrate the paperback publication of her book Medusa.
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 after being abused by powerful Gods, Medusa has little company other than the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. Haunted by the memories of a life before everything was stolen from her, she has no choice but to make peace with her present: Medusa the Monster. But when the charmed and beautiful Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is blown apart, unleashing desire, love… and betrayal.
Jessie flips the script in her astonishing retelling of the Greek myth in Medusa, illuminating the woman behind the legend at last. In conversation with Lucy Scholes for this unique virtual event, Jessie will delve into her reasoning behind choosing Medusa as the right myth to retell. This event is perfect for fans of Madeline Miller, Susan Stokes-Chapman and Jennifer Saint, be sure not to miss it!
A beautiful and profound retelling ... a powerfully feminist, elegiac and original twist on this old story. The book tackles pain and trauma without flinching, but its message is ultimately one of joy and hope. Madeline Miller
A beautiful and compassionate retelling that gives the serpent-headed monster of myth a powerful and haunting humanity ... Medusa's vulnerability, strength and journey of self-acceptance is one that will stay with me. Jennifer Saint