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Ransom by David Malouf

bibliofille, January 1, 2011

A beautiful retelling of King Priam's efforts to ransom the desecrated body of his son Hector from the Greek warrior Achilles. Malouf's lyrical prose humanizes the warrior, the king, and even the god (Hermes) who assists Priam on his journey. Ultimately, the story is a poetic and moving exploration of loss, honor, humility, and familial love. Highly recommended...
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