WAKE, SIREN: OVID RESUNG, November 19, 2019 from FSG/FSG Originals
"Old myths translated into bright and glorious colors. I loved this."
—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
"Nina MacLaughlin has done something audacious. She has invited the female characters in Ovid—daughter, mother, sister, wife, widow, queen, nymph, maenad, monster, even the blind seer Tiresias—to sing through her. Wake, Siren is a stunning and sustained performance, in language bold and lyrical, direct yet sensual, and loaded with natural beauty."
—Mary Norris, author of Greek to Me
"Wake, Siren is the book I’ve been waiting for since I was ten years old and reading D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. Savage, cheeky, incisively aware of the social-domestic-economic-political thorninesses that prick (and mortally or immortally wound) interactions between power unequals, MacLaughlin opens a pressure valve that’s been sealed shut for centuries. MacLaughlin proves she is a writer of unparalleled versatility, formal daring, and political imagination."
—Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock
"Sensual and searing. MacLaughlin's vision approaches clairoyance."
—Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This
"Vital, vivid, and angry."
--Kirkus, starred review