By Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood returns with a clever, humorous, and insightful retelling of the parable of Odysseus from the perspective of Penelope. Describing her personal striking imaginative and prescient, the writer writes within the foreword, "I've selected to provide the telling of the tale to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids shape a chanting and making a song refrain, which specializes in questions that needs to pose themselves after any shut examining of the Odyssey: What ended in the striking of the maids, and what was once Penelope rather as much as? the tale as informed within the Odyssey doesn't carry water: There are too many inconsistencies. I've consistently been haunted through the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself." one of many excessive issues of literary fiction in 2005, this seriously acclaimed tale discovered an enormous viewers.