The Penelopiad - By Margaret Atwood

PUBLISHED: 11:53 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

THE PENELOPIAD
By Margaret Atwood

THE PENELOPIAD By Margaret Atwood

ATWOOD S elegant, poetic style has never seemed so appropriate as in re-telling the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of his wife Penelope and her 12 hanged maids. The Penelopiad manages to be both magical and grounded, successfully drawing us into

ATWOOD'S elegant, poetic style has never seemed so appropriate as in re-telling the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of his wife Penelope and her 12 hanged maids.

The Penelopiad manages to be both magical and grounded, successfully drawing us into Penelope's world but also giving us her perspective on our own.

A charming, intriguing novel. 4/5

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