Silence

ISBN9781250082275
PublisherMPS (FORMERLY VON HOLTZBRINCK PUBLISHING)
Published2017/1/10
Pages256
Author Shusaku Endo
FormatPaperback
Weight0.23 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Silence

Shusaku Endo

Paperback

2017/1/10

"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Review of Books

Seventeenth-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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Silence

Shusaku Endo

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ISBN9781250082275
PublisherMPS (FORMERLY VON HOLTZBRINCK PUBLISHING)
Published2017/1/10
Pages256
Author Shusaku Endo
FormatPaperback
Weight0.23 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Synopsis

"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Review of Books

Seventeenth-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.

Get Silence: A Novel by Shusaku Endo  at Fully Booked online and in Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

“Thought-provoking and moving… Complex and multilayered… [Silence] is a great achievement, and I love the book.”

– David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas

“Endo’s disarmingly direct and poignant narration masks a complex moral discussion.”

– Robert Coles, New Oxford Review