The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2018
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The Penelopiad
Penelope is ready to tell her side of the story...
A beautiful and strong retelling of the story of Penelope; painting a whole new light onto the steadfast and loyal wife of Odyssey we know. With Margaret A... READ MORE
Hannah Kate at Liverpool One


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.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9781786892485
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 168g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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The Penelopiad
Sing Goddess
As expected Margaret Atwood’s short novel purporting to be the autobiography of ‘faithful’ Penelope, wife of Odysseus, is clever, witty, well-written and p... READ MORE
Keith Currie
The Penelopiad
worth a read
I love Margaret anyway her writings are amazing. But this one really engaged me. It had some humor within which I enjoyed
Emily  Atkinson