Deep River by Shusaku Endo

By Shusaku Endo

A visit to India turns into a trip of discovery for a gaggle of jap travelers enjoying out their "individual dramas of the soul." Isobe searches for his reincarnated spouse, whereas Kiguchi relives the wartime horror that eventually stored his existence. Alienated through center age, Mitsuko follows Otsu, a failed priest, to the holy urban of Varanas, hoping that the murky Ganges holds the key to the "difference among being alive and actually living." trying to find absolutes, each one personality confronts as a substitute the ethical ambiguity of India's complicated tradition, within which reliable and evil are visible as a complete as detached to contrast because the Ganges River, which washes the residing and transports the lifeless. This novel is an interesting learn of cultural truths published via a wealthy and sundry solid. Endo, one in every of Japan's major writers, (The ultimate Martyrs, LJ 9/1/94) skillfully depicts the small info of existence, making an investment them with common value. hugely prompt.

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