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Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times
"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Times Book ReviewSeventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs. Shusaku Endois one of the most celebrated and well-known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century, andSilence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece.