This novel is lush and symbolic, stuffed with decadent sounds and scents. We‘re immediately introduced to the central theme: that men and gods will trample on women, whose suffering serves as footnotes to their legends. There is a constant sense of destiny creeping, enveloping the characters within it and tugging us along. I knew the story of the Minotaur, but barely a third of the way through, this story is over.
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