Shusaku Endo (1923-1996) was a Japanese author of literary fiction novels. He was a rare Japanese Catholic, having converted when he was 11. Shusaku earned his BA from Keio University in French literature. A common theme of his work is the failure of the Japanese to embrace Christianity. Among the awards he received were the Akutagawa Prize, Mainichi Cultural Prize, Shincho Prize, and Tanizaki Prize.

Shusaku Endo made his debut in 1958 with the novel The Sea and Poison. Below is a list of Shusaku Endo’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Sea and Poison(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wonderful Fool(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Volcano(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl I Left Behind(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Studies(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silence(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Life of Jesus(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Song of Sadness(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When I Whistle(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Samurai(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scandal(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep River(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiku's Prayer(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Stained Glass Elegies(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Martyrs(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Five by Echo(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

The Golden Country(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Shusaku Endo Synopses: The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo is set in a Japanese hospital during the last days of World War II. The story centers on the medical staff who offer to assist in a series of vivisections – experimental operations on live U.S. prisoners of war.

Wonderful Fool is a standalone title by Shusaku Endo. Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his penpal Takamori. His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends and his behavior causes them much embarrassment. He is a trusting person with a big heart, and deceit and betrayal does not curtail his trust. He spends his time not sightseeing but making friends with street children, stray dogs, prostitutes, and gangsters.

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