The 2014 Man Booker award for fiction goes to Richard Flannagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This is a modern take on Odysseus’s journey to war and return home to his Penelope. In this instance, our Odysseus is Dorrigo, Evans, 77, a surgeon who, as a young man, had an illicit love affair before joining the army and finding himself captured by the Japanese, where he and his fellow prisoners labored to build railroad in the Asian jungles. The Observer called this a “novel of extraordinary power, deftly told and hugely affecting. A classic in the making.” Follw the link for a look at the other finalists.