NPR Rave for Ransom

Yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered, book critic Alan Cheuse called David Malouf’s Ransom “a deep and stately rendering of a magnificent poetic sequence.” Now on sale from Pantheon Books, Ransom is a stirring reimagination of one of the most famous passages in all of literature: Achilles’ rageful slaughter and desecration of Hector, and Priam’s attempt to ransom his son’s body in Homer’s The Iliad.