Metamorphica

By Zachary Mason
Read by various narrators

6.52 Hours 07/10/2018 unabridged
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A brilliant and daring novel that reimagines Ovid’s Metamorphoses In the tradition of his bestselling debut novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Zachary Mason’s Metamorphica transforms Ovid’s epic poem of endless transformation. It reimagines the stories of Narcissus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Midas and Atalanta, and strings them together like the stars in constellations―even Ovid becomes a story. It’s as though the ancient mythologies had been rewritten by Borges or Calvino. Metamorphica is an archipelago in which to linger for a while; it reflects a little light from the morning of the world.

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Summary

Summary

A brilliant and daring novel that reimagines Ovid’s Metamorphoses

In the tradition of his bestselling debut novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Zachary Mason’s Metamorphica transforms Ovid’s epic poem of endless transformation. It reimagines the stories of Narcissus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Midas and Atalanta, and strings them together like the stars in constellations―even Ovid becomes a story. It’s as though the ancient mythologies had been rewritten by Borges or Calvino. Metamorphica is an archipelago in which to linger for a while; it reflects a little light from the morning of the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jubilant in execution. Perverse and irreverent.” Boston Globe on The Lost Books of the Odyssey
“Marvelous…The stories’ wonderful variety reflects the cunning, resourceful character of Odysseus himself.” Wall Street Journal on The Lost Books of the Odyssey
“A subtle, inventive, and moving meditation on the nature of story.” John Banville, Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea, on The Lost Books of the Odyssey
“Witty, playful, moving and tirelessly inventive…Mason has found a supple, lyrical voice in these pages that captures the spirit of the original Odyssey and at the same time feels freshly contemporary.” New York Times on The Lost Books of the Odyssey
“Both soaring and deep, this dazzling narrative creates a fictional universe of myth that transcends time itself.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Impressive…Readers familiar with Greek mythology will appreciate Mason’s mournful riffs highlighting the darker recesses of mythology.” Publishers Weekly
“Mason, who debuted by reimagining the travels and travails of Odysseus…now reimagines Ovid’s epic poem about ceaseless change. Narcissus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Midas and Atalanta, even Ovid himself are all seen in a bright new light.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Zachary Mason

Zachary Mason is a computer scientist and the bestselling author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Void Star, and Metamorphica.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English