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Ransom David Malouf

Ransom

David Malouf

Published
ISBN : 9781741668377
Hardcover
224 pages
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A reimagination of one of the most famous stories in all of literature-Achilless slaughter and desecration of Hector, and Priams attempt to ransom his sons body in Homers The Iliad-Ransom is the first novel in more than a decade from DavidMoreA reimagination of one of the most famous stories in all of literature-Achilless slaughter and desecration of Hector, and Priams attempt to ransom his sons body in Homers The Iliad-Ransom is the first novel in more than a decade from David Malouf, arguably Australias greatest living writer.A novel of suffering, sorrow, and redemption, Ransom tells 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 Priam, king of Troy, whose son Hector killed Patroclus and was in turn savaged by Achilles. Each mans grief demands a confrontation with the others if it is to be resolved: a resolution more compelling to both than the demands of war. And when the aged father and the murderer of his son meet, the past and present blend, enemies exchange places, hatred turns to understanding, youth pities age mourning youth.*Ransom is a tour de force, incandescent in its delicate and powerful lyricism and in its unstated imperative to imagine our lives in light of fellow feeling.*The Australian