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Written by:
David Malouf 
Read by:
Simon Vance 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
4 hours 36 minutes 
March 28 2019 
Available Date:
March 28 2019 
Age Category:
Fiction; Fables & Fairytales; Literary Fiction 
ABC Audio 
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AUD$ 29.95
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Winner ALS Gold Medal 2009
Shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award 2009
Winner Adelaide International Festival Award 2010
Shortlisted NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2010
Shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2010

Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature.

David Malouf shines new light on Homer’s Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. 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’s 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 ... Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking Malouf’s fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature – themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all newly burnished and brilliantly recast for our times.

'That this tender novel lingers so long and hauntingly in the mind is a testament both to Malouf’s poetry and to his reverence for the endless power of myth.'
The New York Times

'Though Malouf's sparingly deployed details, vigorous language and sly wit humanises these tragic heroes, the story is unmistakably epic and certainly the stuff of legend.'
Publishers Weekly

'A splendid, creative précis of ancient events that still reverberate.'
Kirkus Reviews