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Ithaka (2005)

by Adèle Geras

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    Ludi_Ling: Two Greek tales - the Iliad and the Odyssey - told from the point of view of a young adult.
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In Ithaka the story of what is happening on Ithaca during Odysseus' ten year journey home is told from the perspective of Klymene, a servant that grows up with her twin brother Ikarios and Telemachus, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. There are lots of neat historical details, the readers gets to see the Gods interference, and there is action, adventure and romance. Glad I finally got to it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
In Ithaka the story of what is happening on Ithaca during Odysseus' ten year journey home is told from the perspective of Klymene, a servant that grows up with her twin brother Ikarios and Telemachus, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. There are lots of neat historical details, the readers gets to see the Gods interference, and there is action, adventure and romance. Glad I finally got to it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
In Ithaka the story of what is happening on Ithaca during Odysseus' ten year journey home is told from the perspective of Klymene, a servant that grows up with her twin brother Ikarios and Telemachus, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. There are lots of neat historical details, the readers gets to see the Gods interference, and there is action, adventure and romance. Glad I finally got to it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
In Ithaka the story of what is happening on Ithaca during Odysseus' ten year journey home is told from the perspective of Klymene, a servant that grows up with her twin brother Ikarios and Telemachus, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. There are lots of neat historical details, the readers gets to see the Gods interference, and there is action, adventure and romance. Glad I finally got to it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A well written, thoughtful but entertaining book. Ithaka takes you back to the story of Odysseus' return from the point of view of a young girl from his household. It is both a coming of age tale and historical fiction, mixed with just enough supernatural to hold the reader. Well done! ( )
  sdunford | Nov 3, 2014 |
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Odysseus and his wife, Penelope, and their baby, Telemachus, are sitting on a woolen coverlet spread out in the shade of a pomegranate tree.
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Many years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and Penelope is still waiting for her husband, Odysseus, to return home. The city of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors hoping to marry her, thereby gaining control of the land. But when a naked, half-drowned man washes up on the beach, everything changes. Told through the eyes of Klymene, a young girl who is like a daughter to Penelope, this is a timeless story of passion, jealousy, gods, and royalty in the aftermath of war.

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The island of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors demanding that Penelope choose a new husband, as she patiently awaits the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War.

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