Usually Ships in 1-5 days Published:
Canongate U.S., 10/2006
While many have heard of Odysseus not many have heard of Penelope, Odysseus' wife & cousin of Helen of Troy. In The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood flips the tale of The Odysseus by telling it through Penelope's eyes as she tries to raise a willful son, keep unwanted suitors from taking over the palace, & relies on her maids to get through the many years that her husband is away. Atwood structures her retelling of this myth like a Classic Greek Tragedy with the maids acting as the chorus.