Authors > Shusaku Endo
Shusaku Endo (1923–1996) is widely regarded as one of the most important Japanese authors of the late twentieth century. He won many major literary awards and was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times.
Set in a Japanese hospital during the last days of the Second World War, the story centres on the medical staff who offer to assist in a series of experimental vivisections on American prisoners of war. The Sea and Poison is Shusaku Endo’s most disquieting novel. Chilling and unforgettable, it is a masterful study of individual and collective moral disintegration.
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