Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Snake and the Lyre
There's a lot about the Orpheus myth that never made sense to me. Orpheus' music is so powerful and moving that Hades, God of the Underworld, gives him permission to retrieve his dead wife from death and bring her back to the sunlit lands. But he imposes an arbitrary condition: Orpheus isn't allowed to turn back and look at Eurydice. In pondering this weird ruling, I came up with the idea for The Snake and the Lyre, which has just been released by Forbidden Fiction. This is a dark retelling of the myth, so be warned. I hope you'll take a look!