Deep River

Deep River


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"Endo has successfully dramatized the discovery that the sacred river of humanity flows within ourselves."—National Catholic Reporter

In this moving novel, a group of Japanese tourists, each of whom is wrestling with his or her own demons, travels to the River Ganges on a pilgrimage of grace.

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ISBN-13: 9780811213202
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 05/01/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 634,577
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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. His novel Silence was recently made into a major film directed by Martin Scorsese.

Van C. Gessel is a professor of Japanese at Brigham Young University, and has a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. After joining the Church of Latter-day Saints in 1968, Gessel served as a missionary to Japan from 1970-71. He was given a lifetime achievement award from the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture of Columbia University for his translations of modern Japanese fiction.

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