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That thing, of course, is selfless love or in a word, compassion.
This story can be view as a challenge taken by the author over the Western theological and cultural ideals, particular the Catholic Christian.
The characters like Isobe, Kiguchi, Numanda, Mitsuko and Otsu vary in their backgrounds and interests.
I bought this book to decide ir I wanted to take a short course about it. This book is the amazing story of 4 individuals, each with their own back story, going to India and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Reynolds
Four members of a Japanese tour group visiting the sacred sites in India each have their own deep and personal reasons for this journey. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven Davis
I found this to be a powerful book. The four main characters each have intriguing back stories and travel to India searching for freedom from grief and emptiness. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda Austin - MoonbridgeBooks
This novel is about a few Japanese tourists visiting India, especially Varanasi. I chose to read the novel originally because Varanasi is probably the most amazing place to which I... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Elias Baumgarten
Quite a marvellous, dark, troubling, insightful, beautiful read. Some of the personal stories in this novel are also in his book of short stories 'Five by Endo' and are just as... Read morePublished 20 months ago by juanitabanana
This book would be excellent for a book group - a lot of interesting ideas to discuss. It is well translated and easy to understand.Published 22 months ago by Claire Watabe
This is one of my favorite Endo works. It is superbly and interestingly structured around the biblical image of the "suffering servant. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer