- 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 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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“This novel is very sad and very hard to take. It forces the reader to search one’s own soul. It is a very compelling story. Your opinion on the book is going to depend on where you are in your own life. I do not think you can read this story and be unchanged, unmoved. It is worth reading to the end and then turn it around and read it again. It is very powerful.” By R. Clayton
“This is a deeply profound look at the struggles of Christ as lived by a missionary in a world that rejected him. We see his internal spiritual, psychological and even physical hurts and disappointments. A book for those interested in the spiritual and religious life.” By SAM BOOKS AND THINGS
Author: Shusaku Endo
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Series: Picador Modern Classics
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Picador Modern Classics; Rep Mti edition (January 10, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239 in Books