The Sparrow - 9780552997775

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  • Product code: ALLYR
  • ISBN: 9780552997775
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 512
  • Publish date: 01/11/1997

The Sparrow (Paperback)

The Sparrow - 9780552997775

Mary Doria Russell


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Set in the 21st century - between 20 and 60 years from now - The Sparrow is the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and talented linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who - in response to a remarkable radio signal from the depths of space - leads a scientific mission to make first contact with an extraterrestrial culture. In the true tradition of Jesuit adventurers before him, Sandoz and his companions are prepared to endure isolation, suffering - even death - but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter, or for the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end. Once considered a living saint, Sandoz returns alone to Earth horrifically maimed, both physically and spiritually, the mission's sole survivor - only to be blamed for the mission's failure and accused of heinous crimes. Written in clean, effortless prose and peopled with memorable, superbly-realised characters who never lose their humanity or humour, The Sparrow is a powerful, haunting fiction - a tragic but ultimately triumphant novel about the nature of faith, of love and what it means to be 'human'.

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Product Details

  • Product code: ALLYR
  • ISBN: 9780552997775
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 512
  • Publish date: 01/11/1997

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