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This is the story of an artist as an aging man, struggling through the wreckage of Japan's World War II experience. Ishiguro's first novel.

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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megcampbell3, October 29, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
While not as sublime a novel as Ishiguro's masterpiece "The Remains of the Day", one can certainly see the seeds of that future book in this first effort. Pacing of story, restraint of character, and the expanse between the words are all familiar. It’s an interesting first novel from a writer whose body of work is often more powerful than his contemporaries'. A recommended read, although "Remains of the Day" is still the one to ponder through the ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679722663
Author:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Artists -- Japan -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Conto Ingles
Subject:
Older men
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x.59 in. .51 lbs.

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