A superb historical novel by one of Japan's greatest novelists.
Shusaku Endo (1923-96) was one of 20th century Japan's greatest novelists. His major works include The Sea and Poison, Silence (a film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese was released in 2017), When I Whistle and The Samurai.
Powerful... beautifully written... a fascinating narrative with its
double perspective from East to West * New Statesman *
Endo is really like no one else... as that rarity, a Japanese Catholic, he has found a border territory--of cultural and psychological clash--which is all his own. * The Observer *
Endo to my mind is one of the finest living novelists -- Graham Greene