The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

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$16.00  $14.72
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Canongate Us
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Pages
224
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781841957982

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About the Author

MARGARET ATWOODis the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale (now a Hulu series) and its sequel The Testaments, her novels include The Blind Assassin (winner of the Booker Prize), Alias Grace (winner of the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy), The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, The Penelopiad, The Heart Goes Last, and Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, for the Hogarth Shakespeare Project. Her latest book of short stories is Stone Mattress: Nine Tales. She is also the author of the graphic novel Angel Catยญbird (with cocreator Johnnie Christmas). Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Reviews

"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