Silence: A Novel (Picador Classics)

By | February 11, 2018
Silence: A Novel (Picador Classics) Author Shusaku Endo
ISBN-10 1250082277
ISBN-13 9781250082275
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Picador Modern Classics
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Shusaku Endo s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese starring Andrew Garfield Liam Neeson and Adam Driver Silence I regard as a masterpiece a lucid and elegant drama The New York Review of BooksSeventeenth century Japan Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs Shusaku Endo is one of the most celebrated and well known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century and Silence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece

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