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Acts of faith

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This epic novel, based on the author's own experiences in Africa, tells the stories of pilots, aid workers, missionaries, and renegades struggling to relieve the misery wrought by the civil war in Sudan. The hearts of these men and women are in the right place, but as they plunge into a well of moral corruption for which they are ill-prepared, their hidden flaws conspire with circumstances to turn their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Political fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caputo, Philip.
Acts of faith.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
(OCoLC)607606526
Online version:
Caputo, Philip.
Acts of faith.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
(OCoLC)609106896
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0375411666 9780375411663
OCLC Number: 55990317
Description: 669 pages : map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Philip Caputo.
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This epic novel, based on the author's own experiences in Africa, tells the stories of pilots, aid workers, missionaries, and renegades struggling to relieve the misery wrought by the civil war in Sudan. The hearts of these men and women are in the right place, but as they plunge into a well of moral corruption for which they are ill-prepared, their hidden flaws conspire with circumstances to turn their strengths--bravery, compassion, daring, and empathy--into weaknesses. In pursuit of noble ends, they make ethical compromises; their altruism curdles into self-righteous zealotry and greed, entangling them in a web of conspiracies that leads, finally, to murder. A few, however, escape the moral trap and find redemption in the discovery that firm convictions can blind the best-intentioned man or woman to the difference between right and wrong.--From publisher description.

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