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Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN: 9780571245000
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.7 x 1.9
'It was our third time playing the Godfather theme since lunch...'

In a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older, relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede.

Author Biography: Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French...

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