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 - technodiabla - LibraryThing
Not my favorite Endo novel but ok. It tells the story of 2 Portugese priests who travel as missionaries in 17th century Japan, a time of when Christians were tortured and forced to deny their God. The ... Read full review
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