Acts of Faith

Acts of Faith

Book - 2006
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Philip Caputo's tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There's the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can't help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evangelical Christian who comes to Sudan to redeem slaves and falls in love with a charismatic rebel commander. As their fates intersect and our understanding of their characters deepens, it becomes apparent that Acts of Faith is one of those rare novels that combine high moral seriousness with irresistible narrative wizardry
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2006
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780375725975
Branch Call Number: FIC Caputo, P 2006
Characteristics: 669 pages : map ; 21 cm


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