An echo of heaven

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Kodansha International,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
"A group of Mexicans sit in the desert, gazing up at the image of their new saint - a seductive woman with a smile like Betty Boop's projected onto an outdoor screen. The woman is Marie Kuraki, recruited to act the part of a "sorrowing mother," to help unite the workers on a cooperative farm in a remote village in Mexico." "By becoming a "saint," Marie, an unbeliever in search of spiritual peace, reaches the end of a long journey induced by a series of personal tragedies: above all, by the death of her two sons, which happened when one of them was pushing his brother in a wheelchair along a path above a cliff by the sea." "To rebuild her life, Marie leaves her home in Japan to go to a commune in California, under the shy guidance of a guru called Little Father; then on to Mexico, where she falls briefly under the spell of the Dark Virgin of Guadalupe; and finally to a mountain village in the shadow of an Aztec pyramid. There she offers what's left of her life to the local people, who come to venerate her, though her own faith remains as enigmatic as before."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9784770019868
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID bc57387d-d469-3338-e728-6e8c0db536ce
Grouping Title echo of heaven
Grouping Author ōe kenzaburō
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-19 04:58:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Mitsutani, Margaret.
author Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-
author2-role Mitsutani, Margaret.
author_display Ōe, Kenzaburō
available_at_basalt Basalt
detailed_location_basalt Basalt Fiction
display_description
format_basalt Book
format_category_basalt Books
id bc57387d-d469-3338-e728-6e8c0db536ce
isbn 9784770019868
item_details ils:.b11444988|.i23287986|Basalt Fiction|F OE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||bafi||
itype_basalt Fiction
last_indexed 2018-10-19T10:58:47.91Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_basalt F OE
owning_library_basalt Basalt Regional Library
owning_location_basalt Basalt
primary_isbn 9784770019868
publishDate 1996
record_details ils:.b11444988|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Kodansha International,|1996.|204 pages ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_basalt
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11444988 .i23287986 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
subject_facet Fiction, Mexico -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
title_display An echo of heaven
title_full An echo of heaven / Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani
title_short An echo of heaven
topic_facet Women