The Palace of Eros by Caro De Robertis

A gloriously anarchic and seductive retelling of the myth of Psyche and Eros, this is Caro De Robertis’ masterpiece: groundbreaking, gender-fluid and hugely enjoyable!

Eros, daughter to the goddess Aphrodite, has the ability to change her gender at will, much to the displeasure of Zeus.

When Psyche is sacrificed by her parents to a ‘monstrous husband’ to appease Aphrodite’s envy at her beauty, she discovers that her husband is in fact female – but her initial trepidation is soon replaced with joy when the two fall deeply in love and Eros teaches her what passion truly means.

Eros only visits her new bride under cover of darkness and will not permit her face to be seen. Overwhelmed by love, lust and curiosity, Psyche is tempted to break her vow and sneak a look by lamplight…

15 Aug 2024 | HB | 9780008643287 | £16.99

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