WAKE, SIREN: OVID RESUNG, from FSG/FSG Originals
"Old myths translated into bright and glorious colors. I loved this."
—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
"More than thirty women from Ovid’s Metamorphoses . . . reclaim their stories in this stirring collection of vignettes . . . Above all, they both suffer and find strength at the hands of lascivious men and wrathful gods."
―The New Yorker
"Wake, Siren manages to feel uniquely close to Metamorphoses while recasting it totally―a real feat of writing . . . MacLaughlin’s words feel additive, creative, something good pulled from difficult source material. Her stories about rape are complicated and multidimensional, avoiding the flatness that can come with stories we think we already know . . . Wake, Siren is a powerful artistic answer to a question of our time: What are we supposed to do with all these myths that take rape as their starting point?"
―Sophie Haigney, The Nation
"Nina MacLaughlin has done something audacious."
—Mary Norris, author of Greek to Me
"Vital, vivid, and angry."
―Kirkus, starred review
Finalist for a LAMBDA Literary Award and the Massachusetts Book Award