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Penelope's Daughter - Laurel Corona
Penelope's Daughter
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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.... show more
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...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425236628 (0425236625)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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altheaann
altheaann rated it
Another entry into the genre of stories from the point of view of 'forgotten women.'This novel proposes that when Odysseus left Ithaca, his wife Penelope was pregnant with a daughter never mentioned by Homer. Corona shines a light on what life may have been like for Xanthe, growing up in a difficult...
Bitsy Bling Books
Bitsy Bling Books rated it
5.0 Penelope's Daughter
The story set up begins a little slow but picks up pace as the tale evolves. I believe this is due to the necessary background given early on and also, the age of the main character, Xanthe. The background given is of great consequence and enriches the reader’s attachment and sympathy for the main...
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