Acts of Faith

By Philip Caputo
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375725975, 669pp.)

Publication Date: May 9, 2006

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Description
Philip Caputo's tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There's the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can t help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evangelical Christian who comes to Sudan to redeem slaves and falls in love with a charismatic rebel commander.
As their fates intersect and our understanding of their characters deepens, it becomes apparent that "Acts of Faith" is one of those rare novels that combine high moral seriousness with irresistible narrative wizardry.



About the Author
Philip Caputo is the author of fifteen books, including the classic Vietnam War memoir A Rumor of War and the novel Horn of Africa, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book is The Longest Road. As a journalist, Caputo won the Pulitzer Prize and has published work in the New York Times, Washington Post, Esquire, and National Geographic, among other publications.
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