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A dazzling feminist retelling of the Greek myth from the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist

About the Author

Jessie Burton studied at the University of Oxford and then went on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is the author of four novels for adults, The Muse (2016), The Confession (2019), The Miniaturist (2014) and its sequel The House of Fortune (2022), and is both a Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller and a New York Times bestseller. The Miniaturist sold a million copies worldwide in its first year and has also been adapted for television by the BBC. Jessie is now published in forty languages. Her first children’s story, The Restless Girls, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018.


A beautiful and profound retelling ... a powerfully feminist, elegaic 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*

Utterly transporting
*Guardian Books of the Year*

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*

[A] beguiling, lyrical, but also relatable retelling of the myth of Medusa ... [that] reclaims her both as an ordinary teenage girl who was exploited, brutalised then punished and also as a feminist icon who refuses to be a victim when she can be a proud survivor ... Medusa is a must read for women of all ages
*Red Magazine 'Best Books to Read This October'*

Destined to become as much an artefact of our own age as it is an illumination of the ancient past [...] bracing and powerful

Immerse yourself in Jessie Burton's poetic, powerful reclamation of Medusa's story
*Harper's Bazaar*

This book is a beautiful excavation, uncovering the girl beneath the gorgon, the power within the punished. Exquisitely told, Medusa stole my heart from its first fierce lines
*Mary Watson*

Easily my read of the year. Sheer perfection from start to finish
*Catherine Doyle*

A thought-provoking and gorgeously illustrated retelling
*Daily Mail Christmas Roundup*

Filled with vulnerability, raw emotion, betrayal and self-acceptance, this is a story that transcends its ancient time into a surprisingly relevant tale for girls today

Fierce and tender and full of heart; the reclamation of self that Medusa is owed, the version of the myth that deserves to be told, passed girl to girl, painted across walls and screamed from rooftops
*Melinda Salisbury*

I loved this story of survival, healing and bravery of all kinds. A moving retelling that will hold so much appeal for teens but also captivate adult readers of Circe and Ariadne
*Amy McCulloch*

This glorious retelling of MEDUSA will stay with me for a very long time. The writing is stunning, as one might expect with Jessie Burton, and the story feels searingly, heartbreakingly relevant for the world we live in. It’s a work of art
*Louise O’Neill*

[Medusa] refreshes an ancient myth in a way that empowers young women. If you enjoyed Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls, this is one for your Christmas List

Medusa is an impressive addition to the shelves of feminist retellings, balancing rage with beautiful storytelling
*Irish Times*

A magnificent retelling of the Gorgon we know the most - Medusa - this title shows you the woman behind the myth

Burton turns one of Greek mythology's most contested figures into a heroine fit for modern fiction
*Emily Bearn, Oldie*

[A] haunting reimagining ... Burton’s take on the traditional adversaries humanizes both characters, blurring boundaries between hero and monster
*Publisher's Weekly*

A gorgeous gift. The writing is beautiful, the story heartbreakingly relevant
*Louise O'Neill, Irish Examiner*

A fiercely feminist undercurrent fuels Medusa's unflinching voice
*Shelf Awareness*

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