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Haynes, Natalie


ISBN 9780063258402, 0063258404
Paperback | 384 pages

They will fear you and flee you and call you a monster.


The only mortal in a family of gods, Medusa is the youngest of the Gorgon sisters. Unlike her siblings, Medusa grows older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know.


When the sea god Poseidon assaults Medusa in Athene’s temple, the goddess is enraged. Furious at the violation of her sacred space, Athene takes revenge—on the young woman. Punished for Poseidon’s actions, Medusa is forever transformed. Writhing snakes replace her hair, and her gaze will turn any living creature to stone. Cursed with the power to destroy all she loves with one look, Medusa condemns herself to a life of solitude. Until Perseus embarks upon a fateful quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon. . . .


In Stone Blindclassicist Natalie Haynes upends our understanding of this legendary myth, bringing empathy and nuance to one of the earliest stories in which a woman—injured by a powerful man—is blamed, punished, and monstered for the assault.

Stone Blind (Paperback)

SKU: 9780063258402

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