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Stone Blind

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023

Natalie Haynes

<p><b>Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023.<br><br>In <i>Stone Blind</i>, the instant <i>Sunday Times </i>bestseller, Natalie Haynes brings the infamous Medusa to life as you have never seen her before.<br><br>'Witty, gripping, ruthless' &ndash; Margaret Atwood via Twitter<br>'Beautiful and moving' &ndash; Neil Gaiman</b><br><br><i>&lsquo;So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters&rsquo;</i><br><br>Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realize that she is the only one who experiences change, the only one who can be hurt.<br><br>When Poseidon commits an unforgiveable act against Medusa in the temple of Athene, the goddess takes her revenge where she can: on his victim. Medusa is changed forever &ndash; writhing snakes for hair and her gaze now turns any living creature to stone. She can look at nothing without destroying it.<br><br>Desperate to protect her beloved sisters, Medusa condemns herself to a life of shadows. Until Perseus embarks upon a quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon . . .<br><br><b>&lsquo;A fierce feminist exploration of female rage, written with wit and empathy&rsquo; &ndash; <i>Glamour</i></b></p>
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 08 Jun 2023
Dimensions: 129 x 196 x 29 mm
ISBN: 9781529061512

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