"Endo has successfully dramatized the discovery that the sacred river of humanity flows within ourselves."—National Catholic ReporterIn this moving novel, a group of Japanese tourists, each of whom is wrestling with his or her own demons, travels to the River Ganges on a pilgrimage of grace.
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The book investigates the role religion plays in contemporary Japan, where relatives attending a funeral politely question the Buddhist priest conducting the service, while ``not one of them really believed anything the priest was saying.'' As the trip gets under way, more disquiets are explored:...| Read Full Review of Deep River
Kiguchi cannot escape the fact that with a painful past comes painful memories -- those that involve his gruesome wartime experiences in Burma, and Mitsuko is a woman who is in search of reconciliation, but realizes she is incapable of loving another person, and is content to live the life of a ...Jan 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Deep River
Endo never seems to fail when it comes to his novels’ structure, in that he attempts different forms from multiple angles, and in doing so, he offers a larger landscape, yet never neglects the immediate and intimate that lives within his characters.Jan 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Deep River
He even admits his inability to see his wife as a woman, and after giving a speech at a banquet comparing a wife to that of air (in that one cannot live without it, yet air is something that should not be seen nor heard, and if a wife can be as air, then there will never be troubles between a hus...Jan 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Deep River
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