May 03, 11
Read in April, 2011
Corona rewrites Homer`s Odyssey, through the eyes of Ullyses`daughter Xanthe, who is born after he leaves for the Trojan War. Her father`s protracted absence creates bedlam in his home, as suitors set up camp, wooing Penelope, until she fears for her pubescent daughter. Xanthe is sent to the court of Helen, where she grows to womanhood, disguised as a slave. While the author retells Greek history from a fresh female perspective, she interweaves Homer`s fact with her fiction in an interesting tapestry.