Skip to main content
Thumbnail for Stone blind

Stone blind

Haynes, Natalie2023
Large Print
Growing up with her sisters, Medusa quickly realises that she is the only one who gets older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know. When, in Athene's temple, desire pushes Poseidon to commit the unforgivable, Medusa's mortal life is changed forever. Athene, furious at the sacrilege committed, directs her revenge on Medusa. The punishment is that she is turned into a Gorgon: sharp teeth, snakes for hair, and a gaze that will turn any living creature to stone. Appalled by her own reflection, Medusa can no longer look upon anything she loves without destroying it. She condemns herself to a life of solitude in the shadows to limit her murderous range. That is, until Perseus embarks upon a fateful quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon. This is the story of how a young woman became a monster. And how she was never really a monster at all.
Main title:
Stone blind / Natalie Haynes.
Oxford : ISIS, 2023.
372 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Standard print edition originally published: London: Mantle, 2022.
9781399125581 (pbk)
Dewey class:
Local class:
View my active saved list
0 items in my active saved list