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The Unconsoled

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Publisher Comments:

The Unconsoled 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.

Review:

"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

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of five novels, including The Remains of the Day, an international bestseller that won the Booker Prize and was adapted into an award-winning film. Ishiguro's work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. In 1995, he received an Order of the British Empire for service to literature, and in 1998 was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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Timothy Susman, December 30, 2008 (view all comments by Timothy Susman)
A beautiful piece of magical realism, puzzling at first but ultimately engrossing. Ishiguro writes first-person perception of the world like few others, with tragically lovely characters and beautiful settings. This isn't the best of his books, but it's a worthwhile read if you've finished "Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go."

Full review at timsusman.blogspot.com /2008/12/ review-unconsoled.html (remove spaces).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679735878
Author:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Pianists
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 1.07 in 1.125 lb

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