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.
Winner of John D. Criticos Prize 2010. Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2010 and Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2010.
David Malouf is the author of short story collections The Complete Stories (winner of the Australia Asia Literary Award), Dream Stuff 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).