Deep river

ISBN: 0811212890, 9780811212892
OCLC Number: 31291480
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Shusaku Endo
Translator: Van C. Gessel
Language: en
Publisher: New Directions, 1994, 1996; Peter Owen, 1994
Publication Place: New York; Chester Springs, PA
Japanese Copyright Year: 1993
English Publication Date: 1994
Notes: Japanese title: Dipu riba.
Abstract: In India, four Japanese tourists converge on the River Ganges in search of absolution. The novel probes their consciences, from Isobe, grieving the death of the wife he ignored in life, to Kugachi, haunted by wartime memories of a man who saved his life by eating human flesh, then drank himself to death to forget. An analysis of the importance of religion.