"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
David Malouf talks about his first novel in more than ten years.
Ransom shines new light on Homer’s Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour. 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 newly burnished and brilliantly recast for our times.
The minute you finish this novel you will want to return to the beginning and start all over again.
David Malouf is the author of short story collections The Complete Stories (winner of the Australia Asia Literary Award), Dream Stuff (‘These stories are pearls,’ – Spectator) and Every Move You Make and of acclaimed novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ and Miles Franklin Prizes) and Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the impac Dublin Literary Award). He also writes poetry, drama and libretti for operas. Born and brought up in Brisbane, he lives in Sydney.
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