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The Sparrow, Russell, Mary Doria
Author:    Russell, Mary Doria

Title:   The Sparrow

Binding:   Medium Trade Paperback

Book Condition:   Good

Edition:   Reprint

Publisher:   Great Britain Corgi 1997

ISBN Number:   0552997773 / 9780552997775

Seller ID:   17100159

503 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has minimal reading creases. Pages are lightly tanned. 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 . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN/EAN: 9780552997775. Inventory No: 17100159. Paperback


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