The Naked Name of Love, Paperback

The Naked Name of Love Paperback



In 1865, as Darwin's new theory of evolution begins to sweep aside old certainties, a young Jesuit priest and plant-hunter sets out into an unknown world.

He is driven by twin passions: for science and for his faith.

Travelling across the Eastern Steppes of Mongolia in the company of a Buddhist monk and a local horseman, Joseph's journey is fraught with danger, both physical and spiritual.

But it is Namuunaa, the gifted shaman woman who saves his life, who offers a greater challenge: she will teach him what it is to love.

A story of East meeting West and of a love that transcends culture, faith and, ultimately, tragedy, this is both a novel on an epic scale and an astonishingly intimate story.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780719521744



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