The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Laural Merlington

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Laural Merlington

In a splendid contemporary twist to the ancient story, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged maids, asking: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? In Atwood’s dazzling, playful retelling, the story becomes as wise and compassionate as it is haunting, and as wildly entertaining as it is disturbing. With wit and verve, drawing on the storytelling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, she gives Penelope new life and reality - and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery.

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