The Palace of Eros

By Caro De Robertis

‘A brilliant and luminous writer’ MADELINE MILLER, author of THE SONG OF ACHILLES and CIRCE

Theirs was a love that defied the gods…

Young, headstrong Psyche has captured the eye of every suitor with her beauty – but also, unfortunately, the jealous gaze of the goddess Aphrodite. As punishment, Psyche is tied to a rock to be sacrificed to a ‘monstrous husband’. And yet, no monster arrives: instead, she is spirited away by Aphrodite’s daughter Eros.

Eros, goddess of desire, can change gender at will. And in her hidden palace, she visits her new bride under the cloak of darkness: Psyche is forbidden to gaze upon the face of her new lover. But as they explore each other’s bodies and discover new pleasures, Psyche is tempted to break her vow… even if it brings down the wrath of the gods.

A gloriously anarchic and seductive retelling of the myth of Psyche and Eros, groundbreaking, gender-fluid and hugely enjoyable, this is a masterpiece from Caro De Robertis, a writer described by Madeline Miller as ‘brilliant and luminous’.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 15 Aug 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-864330-0
Caro De Robertis, a Uruguayan-American writer born in the UK, is the author of five previous novels including CANTORAS and THE GODS OF TANGO. In 2022, they received the Dos Passos Prize, awarded annually to an American author who “experiments with form, explores a range of voices and deserves more recognition”. De Robertis is an associate professor at San Francisco State University, and lives in Oakland, California with their two children.

Praise for Caro De Robertis: -

”'A brilliant and luminous writer” - Madeline Miller, author of THE SONG OF ACHILLES and CIRCE

'A natural storyteller' THE WASHINGTON POST -

'De Robertis's writing harnesses… physicality and sexual energy' WALL STREET JOURNAL -

'Effortlessly lyrical sentences' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY -

'De Robertis deserves to share fans with the likes of Isabel Allende… masterly storytelling' LIBRARY JOURNAL -