Ransom (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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I like to read or watch remakes of novels or plays. It's fun to read or watch a different variation of the same story.
Review: RansomUser 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