Silence: Picador Classic (Picador Classic)

Silence: Picador Classic (Picador Classic)

By: Shusaku Endo (author), William Johnston (translator), Martin Scorsese (contributor)Paperback

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With an introduction by Martin Scorsese, director of the film starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver Beneath the light of the candle I am sitting with my hands on my knees, staring in front of me. And I keep turning over in my mind the thought that I am at the end of the earth, in a place which you do not know and which your whole lives through you will never visit. It is 1640 and Father Sebastian Rodrigues, an idealistic Jesuit priest, sets sale for Japan determined to help the brutally oppressed Christians there. He is also desperate to discover the truth about his former mentor, rumoured to have renounced his faith under torture. Rodrigues cannot believe the stories about a man he so revered, but as his journey takes him deeper into Japan and then into the hands of those who would crush his faith, he finds himself forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God. The recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, Silence is Shusaku Endo's most highly acclaimed work and has been called one of the twentieth century's finest novels. As empathetic as it is powerful, it is an astonishing exploration of faith and suffering and an award-winning classic. 'One of the finest historical novels written by anyone, anywhere . . . flawless' David Mitchell 'A masterpiece. There can be no higher praise' Daily Telegraph

About Author

Shusaku Endo is widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese authors of the late twentieth century. Born in 1923, he won many major literary awards and was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times. His novels, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, include The Sea and Poison, Wonderful Fool, Deep River and Silence. He died in 1996.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781447299851
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781447299851
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 144729985X
  • translations: Japanese
  • language of text: English

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