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The Sparrow: A Novel (Paperback)

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A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make the first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life.

The mission begins in faith, hope, and beauty, but a series of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end.

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A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make the first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life.

The mission begins in faith, hope, and beauty, but a series of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end.

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ISBN 9780449912553
Length (cm) 14.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 21.0000
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication Date Oct 1, 1997
Pages (number) 432
Genre Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author Mary Doria Russell
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction."--The New York Times Book Review "Important novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them."- Entertainment Weekly

“A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction.”The New York Times Book Review

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