Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Purtuguese missionary in Japan administers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - adpaton - LibraryThing
Translated from the Japanese in the 1970s, this novel of apostacy is enjoying a resurgence of interest thanks to the film, directed by Martin Scorsese – who wrote the introduction to the latest ... Read full review
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I would just like to add my voice to those who were prompted to read this novel by seeing and indeed admiring the recent film adaptation by Martin Scorsese. Readers who come by the same path will not ... Read full review