About this book
Dazzling retelling of the old myth of Penelope, daughter of King Icarius of Sparta and the cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy. Atwood is the bestselling author of "Oryx & Crake, The Blind Assassin", and "The Handmaid's Tale".
For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours.