In this reimagining of the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece--the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen--the gift of life. After marrying her, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own and yearns for independence.
A provocative premise ... A captivating, if brief, return to the worlds that [Miller] so richly conjures ... But perhaps what’s most revealing about the release of Galatea is less what it says and more what it signals: Miller’s ascendancy to the kind of literary stardom that transmutes her work into something to be possessed and displayed.
A little jewel ... This pocket-sized short story is an offering...that satisfies an itch in its succinct fifty pages ... Deft and satisfying, it’s a welcome – albeit fleeting – return to the worlds Miller brings alive.