The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Since my son and I have been learning about Ancient Greece and Greek mythology over the last few weeks, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit some familiar stories. Given my more recent lack of reading time or inclination, I determined not to attempt The Odyssey this year; but I did manage to read Margaret Atwood’s retelling of the story from Penelope’s perspective.

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (O.W. Toad, Ltd, 2005), is nothing like The Odyssey, which is, of course, an epic poem. It is, however, an intriguing look at the myth from a very different perspective.