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Short Description for Ransom From the walls of Troy, King Priam watches the body of his son Hector being dragged behind Achilles' chariot. There must be a way of reclaiming the body - of pitting compromise against heroics, new ways against the old, and of forcing the hand of fate. Dressed simply and in a cart pulled by a mule, the old man sets off for the Greek camp...
- Published: 07 October 2010
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099539520 ISBN 10: 0099539527
- Sales rank: 2,556
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Full description for Ransom
In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking, Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all brilliantly recast for our times.