Penelopiad

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With wit and verve, drawing on the storytelling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, Atwood gives Penelope, wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy, new life and reality – and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery.

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Penelope. Immortalised in legend and myth as the devoted wife of the glorious Odysseus, silently weaving and unpicking and weaving again as she waits for her husband’s return.

Now Penelope wanders the underworld, spinning a different kind of thread: her own side of the story – a tale of lust, greed and murder.

The Myths series brings together some of the world’s finest writers, each of whom has retold a myth in a contemporary and memorable way. Authors in the series include Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Natsuo Kirino, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson.

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Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K