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Ithaka Hardcover – 6 October 2005

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  • Hardcover : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0385603916
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0385603911
  • Dimensions : 14.5 x 3.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books (6 October 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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A fascinating retelling of the classic story of Odysseus from the unusual perspective of his wife, Penelope.

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The white owl comes to rest on a fig tree that grows below Penelope's chamber. This is the only room in the palace where a light is still burning. This is where she is needed. Penelope, faithful and devoted wife of Odysseus, has been waiting for more than ten years for her husband to return to their home, Ithaka, a beautiful island set in the blue waters of the Ionion Sea. There has been no word from him since the end of the war in Troy and she has no idea whether he survived the sack of the city. Klymene is a young handmaiden, and when the peace of Ithaka is shattered by the arrival of strangers ambitious for the hand of her mistress, Penelope, she too becomes caught up in passions inspired by the gods... This powerfully imagined novel is not a retelling of Homer's Odyssey - it is the story of the woman left behind, waiting for Odysseua to return to his beloved island.

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