The Penelopiad Characters
If you were wondering why I didn't really talk about Penelope in the Lost Books of the Odyssey page, this is why. The Penelopiad retells The Odyssey from Penelope's point of view. Even going back to her wedding day to Odysseus. However, the story takes on a different twist than just making Penelope a lovely, faithful wife. The reader also gets the point of view of the twelve maids that were killed for sleeping with the suitors. Something that Penelope herself says she kind of led them to do when she asked them to spy on the suitors for her. So the entire novel is Penelope and the maids talking to the reader, sometimes the maids have little songs, to tell the reader their stories.