‘One of the finest novels of our time.’ — Graham Greene
A special hardback edition of Shusaku Endo's masterpiece Silence to mark the release of Martin Scorsese’s screen adaptation starring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield.
In 1637 two Portuguese missionaries undertake a perilous search for their tutor missing on the hostile island of Japan. If discovered, they face the same fate as other practising Christians – torture at the hands of the Shogun and his Samurai, until they renounce their Christian faith.
Translated from the Japanese by William Johnston
With a foreword by Martin Scorsese.
‘This is a masterpiece. There can be no higher praise.’ — Daily Telegraph
‘Superb and harrowing — his masterpiece.’ — Observer
‘A marvellous book . . . Shusaku Endo is giving deep thought to the most basic problems of truth and how in exchanging it among ourselves we misconstruct its nature at every step.’ — Spectator
‘A remarkable work . . . sombre, delicate and startlingly empathetic.’ — John Updike, New Yorker
‘One of the finest historical novels written by anyone, anywhere . . . Flawless’ — David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks and Ghostwritten
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.
|Date Published||25th November 2016|