Ransom (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
9 Reviews
In his first novel in more than a decade, award-winning author David Malouf reimagines the pivotal narrative of Homer’s Iliad—one of the most famous passages in all of literature.
 
This is the story of the relationship between two grieving men at war: fierce Achilles, who has lost his beloved Patroclus in the siege of Troy; and woeful Priam, whose son Hector killed Patroclus and was in turn savaged by Achilles. A moving tale of suffering, sorrow, and redemption, Ransom is incandescent in its delicate and powerful lyricism and its unstated imperative that we imagine our lives in the glow of fellow feeling.


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User Review  - Wendy Orr - Goodreads

A powerful, moving novella on the story of Achilles, Hector and Priam, and an extraordinary essay on what it means to be human. Read full review

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User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

What a wonderful book! David Malouf is more well-known for his novels than his poetry, but it is as a poet he started his literary life, and a poet he remains, as this gem of a novel shows. The story ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
8
Section 4
10
Section 5
15
Section 6
20
Section 7
27
Section 8
35
Section 12
111
Section 13
162
Section 14
167
Section 15
191
Section 16
194
Section 17
199
Section 18
205
Section 19
211

Section 9
39
Section 10
49
Section 11
102
Section 20
220
Section 21
225
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About the author (2010)

David Malouf—winner of the inaugural Australia–Asia Literary Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Prix Femina Étranger and the Los Angeles Times Book Award—is the author of, among other works, Remembering Babylon, An Imaginary Life and The Conversations at Curlow Creek. He lives in Australia.




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