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Hardback: FSG Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Sarah Lyons
When I was growing up, I was like many other kids and infatuated with the myths of Greek and Roman gods. I would pull reference books from the library, hunting for narratives of men and women interacting with the divine. With each new discovery I grew to both adore these stories and hate them—the arbitrary punishments, the rise and then deaths of heroes, the bright-burning romances and their ensuing jealousies, agonies, heartbreak. I distinctly remember sitting down, pen and paper in hand, and attempting to make a list of myths that I could identify with; I wanted to keep track of ones that “ended well,” that offered some piece of hope toward the future.