The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

Mary Doria Russell


A visionary paintings that mixes speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the tale of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a systematic project entrusted with a profound job: to make first touch with clever extraterrestrial lifestyles. The venture starts in religion, desire, and wonder, yet a sequence of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end.
 
Praise for The Sparrow
 
“A startling, engrossing, and ethical paintings of fiction.”The New York occasions ebook Review
 
“Important novels go away deep cracks in our ideals, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one among them.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Powerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a tricky topic with grace and intelligence.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Provocative, hard . . . remembers either Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a touch of Ray Bradbury for solid measure.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“[Mary Doria] Russell exhibits herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense.”USA Today

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