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Acts of Faith

(2005)
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"Philip Caputo, from Vietnam onwards, has understood the hardest truths of the modern world better than almost anybody. Acts of Faith is a stunningly unflinching novel. On the surface it is set in Africa, but in fact its true landscape is the ravaged soul of the twenty-first century. Philip Caputo is one of the few absolutely essential writers at work today."
Robert Olen Butler


"In Acts of Faith Philip Caputo has fashioned a gripping cast of characters and placed them in a spellbinding story. You can't get any better than that."
Winston Groom


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.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Acts of Faith
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-375-41166-6 / 978-0-375-41166-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Acts of Faith
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-375-72597-0 / 978-0-375-72597-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Acts of Faith
Author(s): Philip Caputo
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Acts of Faith
Author(s): Philip Caputo
Publisher: Vintage
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