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Kiku's prayer : a novel

Author: Shūsaku Endō
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©2013.
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kiku's Prayer is told through the eyes of Kiku, a self-assured young woman from a rural Japanese village who falls in love with Seikichi, a devoted Catholic man. Practicing a faith still banned by the government, Seikichi is imprisoned but refuses to recant under torture. Kiku's efforts to reconcile her feelings for Seikichi's religion with the sacrifices she makes to free him mirror the painful, conflicting choices  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Religious fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shūsaku Endō
ISBN: 9780231162821 0231162820 9780231530835 0231530838
OCLC Number: 794366432
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "This translation is dedicated to the memory of Hondō Shun (1936-1997) a kind and gentle man who was nothing like his namesake in this novel."
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Mitsu and Kiku --
Searcher --
Nagasaki --
Road Is Long --
Temple of the Southern Barbarians --
Day of Hope --
Spies --
Battles in the Dark --
Contest --
Heavy Rain --
Chance Encounter --
Setting of the Sun --
Reunion --
Separation --
Crowd --
Tsuwano --
Maruyama --
Valley of Pain --
Two Kinds of Love --
Man Named Ito --
Blessed and the Unblessed --
Otome Pass --
Third Winter --
Snow. And the Blessed Mother --
Going Home.
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Responsibility: Endo Shusaku ; translated by Van C. Gessel.

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"This translation is dedicated to the memory of Hondao Shun (1936-1997) a kind and gentle man who was nothing like his namesake in this novel."  Read more...

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A beautifully faithful and rich depiction of 19th century Japan. Book Junkie Joint Deftly plotted and well researched, the novel is tinged with affection for Nagasaki -- Joseph S. O'Leary The Japan Read more...

 
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