The Penelopiad (Paperback)
The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
Canongate Books, 9781841957982, 199pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Praise For The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus…
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 newand refreshingly differentlight.” The Washington Times
Hereat the outset of the twenty-first century, with everyone else looking forward with great intensity and hoping to predict what our mysterious future might bringis Margaret Atwood, one of the most admired practitioners 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