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Author Endō, Shūsaku, 1923-1996, author.

Title Silence : a novel / Shūsaku Endō ; translated from the Japanese by William Johnston ; with a foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    ENDO,SHU    Claims Retd
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    ENDO,SHU    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Fiction.
Edition First Picador edition.
Description xxiv, 212 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Picador modern classics
Picador modern classics.
Note "Originally published in Japanese under the title Chinmoku by Monumenta Nipponica"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Father Rodrigues is an idealistic Portuguese Jesuit priest who, in the 1640s, sets sail for Japan on a determined mission to help the brutally oppressed Japanese Christians and to discover the truth behind unthinkable rumours that his famous teacher Ferreira has renounced his faith. Once faced with the realities of religious persecution Rodrigues himself is forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God.
Language Translated from the Japanese.
Note Translation of: Chinmoku.
Adapted into a motion picture of the same title by Martin Scorsese in 2016.
Subject Jesuits -- Portugal -- Fiction.
Christians -- Japan -- Fiction.
Persecution -- Japan -- Fiction.
Faith and reason -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Title Chinmoku. English
ISBN 9781250082244 (paperback)
1250082242 (paperback)

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