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Author Endō, Shūsaku, 1923-1996, author.

Title Sachiko : a novel / Endō Shūsaku ; translated by Van C. Gessel
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Weatherhead books on Asia
Weatherhead books on Asia.
Contents 1. His Arrival -- 2. Sachiko -- 3. A Spy -- 4. A Minor Secret -- 5. Dark Surging Waves -- 6. The Place of Death -- 7. The Student Dormitory -- 8. A Conversation About Love -- 9. Anguish -- 10. Escape -- 11. Girlish Innocence -- 12. A Summer Ablaze -- 13. The Death of Kolbe -- 14. Step by Step -- 15. That Day -- 16. A Decision -- 17. As Though There Were No War -- 18. Letters from Shūhei -- 19. Dark Days -- 20. 1944 -- 21. And Sachiko . . . -- 22. Requiem -- 23. August -- 24. Aftermath
Summary "In novels such as Silence, Endō Shūsaku examined the persecution of Japanese Christians in different historical eras. Sachiko, set in Nagasaki in the painful years between 1930 and 1945, is the story of two young people trying to find love during yet another period in which Japanese Christians were accused of disloyalty to their country. In the 1930s, two young Japanese Christians, Sachiko and Shūhei, are free to play with American children in their neighborhood. But life becomes increasingly difficult for them and other Christians after Japan launches wars of aggression. Meanwhile, a Polish Franciscan priest and former missionary in Nagasaki, Father Maximillian Kolbe, is arrested after returning to his homeland. Endō alternates scenes between Nagasaki-where the growing love between Sachiko and Shūhei is imperiled by mounting persecution-and Auschwitz, where the priest has been sent. Shūhei's dilemma deepens when he faces conscription into the Japanese military, conflicting with the Christian belief that killing is a sin. With the A-bomb attack on Nagasaki looming in the distance, Endō depicts ordinary people trying to live lives of faith in a wartime situation that renders daily life increasingly unbearable. Endō's compassion for his characters, reflecting their struggles to find and share love for others, makes Sachiko one of his most moving novels"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Translated from the Japanese
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 10, 2020)
Subject Christians -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi -- Fiction
Women -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi -- Fiction
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
FICTION / Literary
Japan -- Nagasaki-shi
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Gessel, Van C., translator.
LC no. 2019057064
ISBN 0231197306
Other Titles Onna no isshō. English