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Livingston Press (AL), 7/2010
Perseus is the dashing hero who saved the princess Andromeda from the sea serpent and slew Medusa, the snake-haired monster who could turn men to stone with a single glance. But few know the real story. In this contemporary take on the ancient myth, Perseus is an awkward youth who stumbles his way into a heroic adventure he never wanted. His mother Danae is a sexy, earthy single mom with a salty vocabulary and not very much patience with her exasperating son. Andromeda is an opinionated, modern young woman as unimpressed with Perseus as she is with his exploits. And the god Hermes, sent by Zeus to explain the finer points of being an epic hero, is a sardonic, wise-cracking smart-ass who loves poetry and delights in quoting Shakespeare. Comic, spirited, and unexpectedly tender, Perseus is at heart the mythic quest tale in which the hero, striving with monsters divine and human, ultimately discovers himself.