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This is an auction for THE UNCONSOLED by Kazuo Ishiguro.

"As stylistically distinctive as his acclaimed The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro's newest work offers a different kind of protagonist. While Remains's butler was at odds with himself (without knowing it), prominent concert pianist Ryder is at odds with his surroundings. Ryder arrives in an unidentified European city at a bit of a loss. Everyone he meets seems to assume that he knows more than he knows, that he is well acquainted with the city and its obscure cultural crisis. A young woman he kindly consents to advise seems to have been an old lover and her son quite possibly his own; he vaguely recalls past conversations. The world he has entered is a surreal, Alice-in-Wonderland place where a door in a cafe can lead back to a hotel miles away. The result is at once dreamy, disorienting, and absolutely compelling; Ishiguro's paragraphs are completely lucid and quite addictive to read. Some readers may find that the whole concept grinds too much against logic, but the pleasure here is that Ishiguro doesn't do anything so ordinary as trying to resolve events neatly, instead taking them at face value. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

From Wikipedia:

"The Unconsoled is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, first published in 1995 by Faber and Faber, and winner of the Cheltenham Prize that year. The novel takes place over a period of three days. It is about Ryder, a pianist who arrives in a central European city to perform a concert. A 2006 poll of various literary critics voted the novel as the third best British, Irish, or Commonwealth novel from 1980 to 2005..."

Hardback 1995.

535 pages.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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