galatea by madeline miller

this is a short story published separately on the back of success enjoyed by other two miller’s books – “the song of achilles” and “circe”.

madeline miller is a convincing story teller who uses ancient greek mythology as a template to draw a subtly different picture, different from conventional narrative. this time she takes the well-known story of pygmalion and tells it from galatea’s point of view. miller puts woman’s narrative in the centre – something that classic literature doesn’t do well, so modern writers are filling the gap.