|Ransom (2009) [Novel]|
by David Malouf
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(From the publisher):
In this exquisite gem of a novel, Achilles is maddened by grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. From the walls of Troy, King Priam watches the body of his son, Hector, being dragged behind Achilles’ chariot. There must be a way, he thinks, 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, an old man sets off for the Greek camp ...
Original title: Ransom
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Greece