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VB Reads...A Year of Atwood

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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 5:30pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

We're wrapping up a fantastic year of Reading Kingsolverly in October but do not despair. Starting this November, we'll delve into a full year of everything Margaret Atwood!  Join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm in the    Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven.

Tuesday, December 10, 5:30pm

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, "I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself." 

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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781841957982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Canongate Us - October 1st, 2006

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