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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

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One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character.

A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning from the one certainty in his life . . . A man whose unerring taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him . . . A struggling singer-songwriter unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple hes only just met . . . A gifted, underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career . . . A young cellist whose tutor promises to “unwrap” his talent . . .

Passion or necessity—or the often uneasy combination of the two—determines the place of music in each of these lives. And, in one way or another, music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning: sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes just eluding their grasp.

An exploration of love, need, and the ineluctable force of the past, Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety, and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguros acclaimed works of fiction.

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Synopsis:

One of the most celebrated writers of our time delivers his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character.

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six previous novels, including Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, which won the Booker Prize and was adapted into an award-winning film. Ishiguros work has been translated into forty languages. In 1995 he received an Order of the British Empire for service to literature, and in 1998 was named a Chevalier de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739381762
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Literary
Read by:
Bramhall, Mark
Read by:
Heyborne, Kirby
Read:
Bramhall, Mark
Read:
Heyborne, Kirby
Author:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Author:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Heyborne, Kirby
Author:
Bramhall, Mark
Author:
Hoppe, Lincoln
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Six CD
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.20x4.86x1.17 in. .40 lbs.
Media Run Time:
390

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