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Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese
In this powerful psychological drama set in the 17th century, Portuguese missionary Father Rodrigues arrives in Japan to find the small Christian community there practicing their faith in secret amid brutal persecution by the Edo government. Soon, Father Rodrigues's faith will be tested to the breaking point as he is faced with an unbearable moral dilemma: renounce his faith, or watch his followers be tortured and put to death one by one.
At once an emotionally intense drama and a piercing exploration of belief, Silence is a haunting novel of profound insight into the true meaning of faith and courage from Nobel-prize nominated writer Shusaku Endo, one of Japan's most revered novelists.
About the Author
Shusaku Endo is often regarded as Japan's most important writer. Widely translated around the globe, his works are considered modern classics. Endo was nominated for the 1994 Nobel Prize, and was awarded the Tanizaki Prize--Japan's most prestigious literary award--for Silence. He went on to win every major literary award in Japan, including the Akutagawa, the Noma, and the Shincho. Endo passed away in 1996.