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Author Caputo, Philip

Title Acts of faith / Philip Caputo.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    CAPUTO,PHI    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC CAPUTO,P    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 669 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Summary "This epic novel, based on the author's own experiences in Africa, tells the stories of pilots, aid workers, missionaries, and renegades struggling to relieve the misery wrought by the civil war in Sudan. The hearts of these men and women are in the right place, but as they plunge into a well of moral corruption for which they are ill-prepared, their hidden flaws conspire with circumstances to turn their strengths--bravery, compassion, daring, and empathy--into weaknesses. In pursuit of noble ends, they make ethical compromises; their altruism curdles into self-righteous zealotry and greed, entangling them in a web of conspiracies that leads, finally, to murder. A few, however, escape the moral trap and find redemption in the discovery that firm convictions can blind the best-intentioned man or woman to the difference between right and wrong"--From publisher description.
Subject Human rights workers -- Fiction
Americans -- Sudan -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction
Violence -- Fiction.
Sudan -- Fiction
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
Political fiction
ISBN 0375411666 : $26.95
9780375411663 : $26.95
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