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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
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Nov 04, 11

bookshelves: 2010
Read in January, 2000

Short version of The Odessey, told from Penelope's perspective from her long time in Hades. [return][return]Married young, her husband goes to fight the trojans after her cousin Helen defects away with Paris. The next 20 years she has to fight pressure to marry again from the men encamped permanently in her house, politics and intrigue from with in the palace, whilst trying to decipher the rumours from the facts of where her husband has got to and what he's been up to.[return][return]Told in prose and verse (for the greek chorus), it's an interesting take n a very old story.

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