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Oct 01, 1996
| ISBN 9780679735878
Sep 05, 2012
| ISBN 9780307764157
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Oct 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780679735878
Sep 05, 2012 | ISBN 9780307764157
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.
From the universally acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day comes a mesmerizing novel of completely unexpected mood and matter–a seamless, fictional universe, both wholly unrecognizable and familiar. When the public, day-to-day reality of a renowned pianist takes on a life of its own, he finds himself traversing landscapes that are by turns eerie, comical, and strangely malleable.
KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the… More about Kazuo Ishiguro
“A work of great interest and originality…. Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own…frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before.”—The New Yorker
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