Penelope's Daughter

Penelope's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2010
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The award-winning author of The Four Seasons retells The Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus and Penelope's daughter.

With her father Odysseus gone for twenty years, Xanthe barricades herself in her royal chambers to escape the rapacious suitors who would abduct her to gain the throne. Xanthe turns to her loom to weave the adventures of her life, from her upbringing among servants and slaves, to the years spent in hiding with her mother's cousin, Helen of Troy, to the passion of her sexual awakening in the arms of the man she loves.

And when a stranger dressed as a beggar appears at the palace, Xanthe wonders who will be the one to decide her future-a suitor she loathes, a brother she cannot respect, or a father who doesn't know she exists...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2010
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425236628
Branch Call Number: FIC Coro
Characteristics: 358 p
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worminthewoodwork
Mar 08, 2011

An excellent historical fiction, portrayed through the eyes of a woman. A unique twist on Homer's Odyssey that i finished in just two days as I couldn't put the book down. Slightly graphic in parts but it was integral to the story.

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