Ransom (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
12 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  - Iantha - Goodreads

Ransom is worth reading just for the lovely prose-it feels like reading a poem and packs an emotional wallop. The characters are beautifully realized and correspond perfectly with their counterparts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cecilia Moar - Goodreads

We are fortunate that DM was left wondering as his teacher's reading of Homer's The Iliad to his primary school class was interrupted. With his masterful set of skills he has revisited and reimagined ... 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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