Ransom

by David Malouf
 2009/ 224 pages/ rating 8.5
 
 Australian poet and author Malouf writes beautifully clear, passionate almost mesmerizing prose, mostly short novels of historical fiction with some fascinating premises. In the last two I’ve read he has filled blanks left by classical writers -Ovid with An Imaginary Life and by Homer with The Iliad.  MORE
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