Warrawong Book Talk

For our meeting on June 21st at 2pm in the library, we will discuss a book recommended by one of our group, Ransom by David Malouf.  This book uses the story of Achilles and Hector as found in Homer’s The Iliad.  It is a retelling of their story during the seige of Troy, and centres on the story of Priam, the King of Troy,  going to his enemy Achilles to ask for the body of his son Hector.  Achilles, who has been maddened by Hector’s fatal assault on his close friend Patroclus, has gone against the code of war in violating the body and refusing it burial.  If you would like to take part in the discussion of this book ask for a copy at the desk.   New members are always welcome to join the group.

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