A soulful gift to a world he keeps rendering as unrelievedly parched.
—Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review

Available June 1, 1996

Deep River

Fiction by Shusaku Endo

Translated by Van C. Gessel

The river is the Ganges, where a group of Japanese tourists converge: Isobe, grieving the death of the wife he ignored in life; Kiguchi, haunted by war-time memories of the Highway of Death in Burma; Numada, recovering from a critical illness; Mitsuko, a cynical woman struggling with inner emptiness; and, the butt of her cruel interest, Otsu, a failed seminarian for whom the figure on the cross is a god of many faces. In this novel, the renowned Japanese writer Shusaku Endo reaches his ultimate religious vision.

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Paperback (published June 1, 1996)

ISBN
9780811213202
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
224

Clothbound (published June 1, 1996)

ISBN
9780811212892
Price US
24.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
224

Shusaku Endo

20th century Japanese writer

A soulful gift to a world he keeps rendering as unrelievedly parched.
—Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review
One of Japan’s greatest twentieth-century writers.
Publishers Weekly
…Mr. Endo is a master of the interior monologue, and he builds ‘case’ by ‘case,’ chapter by chapter, a devastating critique of the world that has ‘everything’ but lacks moral substance and seems headed nowhere.
—Robert Coles, New York Times Book Review