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The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

Penelope's slyly brilliant side of the story, from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Blind Assassin and The Handmaid's Tale

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ISBN 9781786892485
Barcode 9781786892485
Published 23 May 2018 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main - Canons
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Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series Canons
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781786892485
ISBN-10 1786892480
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint Canongate Canons
Publication Date 23 May 2018
International Publication Date 5 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main - Canons
Edition Main - Canons
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series Canons
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 159g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 959283

Description of this Book

Penelope. Immortalised in legend and myth as the devoted wife of the glorious Odysseus, silently weaving and unpicking and weaving again as she waits for her husband's return.Now Penelope wanders the underworld, spinning a different kind of thread: her own side of the story - a tale of lust, greed and murder.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review As potent as a curse * * The Sunday Times * * Fabulous . . . Determinedly irreverent * * The New York Times * * A witty desecration . . . Atwood plays with vigour and ingenuity * * Observer * * Atwood takes Penelope's part with tremendous verve . . . she explores the very nature of mythic story-telling -- MARY BEARD * * Guardian * * Pragmatic, clever, domestic, mourn, Penelope is a perfect Atwood heroine * * Spectator * * Half Dorothy Parker, half Desperate Housewives * * Independent * *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize and Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, was published in 2009. She was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 2008.

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