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David Malouf--winner of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Prix Femina etranger and the Los Angeles Times Book Award--is the author of, among other works, "Remembering Babylon," " An Imaginary Life "and"The Conversations at Curlow Creek." He lives in Australia.


"A masterpiece, exquisitely written, pithy and wise and overwhelmingly moving, constructed with invisible, successful craft that leaves the reader wondering how in the world it has been done."
--Alberto Manguel, "The Australian"

"Though Malouf's sparingly deployed details, vigorous language, and sly wit humanize these tragic heroes, the story is unmistakably epic and certainly the stuff of legend."
"--Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

"Lithe, graceful . . . Deeply moving . . . Nothing short of magical. Malouf's prose is delicate, marvellously alert to the natural world and endowed with a quality that has one name only: wisdom."
"--Sydney Morning Herald
"This book shines new light on this story of the Trojan War, adding twists and reflections as well as flashes of earthly humour."
"--Brisbane News
"The sheer potency of this slim volume can hijack your senses and emotions."
"--The Courier-Mail
"Fiction, in Malouf's hands, becomes the art of rendering the world coherent. For this we must be grateful."
"--The Australian Literary Review"

"[David Malouf is] Australia's finest writer."
"--The Australian"

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