Deep River (Hardcover)

By Shusaku Endo, Van C. Gessel, Van C. Gessel (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811212892, 222pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 1995

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Paperback (4/17/1996)
MP3 CD (8/16/2016)
CD-Audio (6/15/2010)

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The river is the Ganges, where a group of Japanese tourists converge: Isobe, grieving the death of the wife he ignored in life; Kiguchi, haunted by war-time memories of the Highway of Death in Burma; Numada, recovering from a critical illness; Mitsuko, a cynical woman struggling with inner emptiness; and, the butt of her cruel interest, Otsu, a failed seminarian for whom the figure on the cross is a god of many faces. In this novel, the renowned Japanese writer Shusaku Endo reaches his ultimate religious vision.