Sombre, delicate, startling empathetic.
—John Updike

An affirmation of faith and identity by Japan’s leading Christian novelist.

The Final Martyrs

Fiction by Shusaku Endo

Eleven short, deeply spiritual stories ranging from autobiographical serendipities to solemn, empathetic parables. The title story is set during the 18th-century Shogunate persecution of Christians in Japan and was the basis for Endo’s book Silence. Shusaku Endo is the winner of the Akutagawa prize (the Japanese equivalent to the Pulitzer) and his books have been widely translated. Martin Scorsese is currently working on a film adaptation of Silence.

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Paperback (published January 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811218115
Price US
13.95
Price CN
16
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
224

Clothbound (published January 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811212724
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
224

Shusaku Endo

20th century Japanese writer

Sombre, delicate, startling empathetic.
—John Updike