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Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. Ecco: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062060617. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062060631. F
Patroclus is an awkward, exiled young prince; golden Achilles is the much-admired son of a sea goddess. In telling the story of their intense friendship and love, debut novelist Miller brings Homer’s ancient Greece to glorious life and offers a “masterly vision of the valor, drama, and tragedy of the Trojan War.” Her reinterpretation of The Iliad deservedly won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. (LJ11/15/11)—Wilda Williams


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    Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. Ecco: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062060617. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062060631. F

    Patroclus is an awkward, exiled young prince; golden Achilles is the much-admired son of a sea goddess. In telling the story of their intense friendship and love, debut novelist Miller brings Homer’s ancient Greece to glorious life and offers a “masterly vision of the valor, drama, and tragedy of the Trojan War.” Her reinterpretation of The Iliad deservedly won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. (LJ11/15/11)—Wilda Williams

    See all of Library Journal's Best Books 2012: Top Ten