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Margaret Atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, "I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself." One of the high points of literary fiction in 2005, this critically acclaimed story found a vast audience and is finally available in paperback.

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"Half-Dorothy Parker, half-Desperate Housewives." --The Independent (UK)

"By turns slyly funny and fiercely indignant, Ms. Atwood's imaginative, ingeniously constructed 'deconstruction' of the old tale reveals it in a new--and refreshingly different--light." --The Washington Times

"Here--at the outset of the twenty-first century, with everyone else looking forward with great intensity and hoping to predict what our mysterious future might bring--is Margaret Atwood, one of the most admired practi-tioners of the novel in North America, taking the measure of the old Odyssey itself with a steady gaze and asking the reader to follow forthwith, even as she coolly rewrites that oral epic from the point of view of the hero's wife." --Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
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  • PublisherCanongate Books Ltd
  • Publication date2006
  • ISBN 10 1841957984
  • ISBN 13 9781841957982
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages199
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