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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.

Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but its only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.

Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and now lives in London, England. Each of his understated, finely wrought novels has been published to international acclaim. He was in both of Grantas Best of Young British Novelists anthologies, and won the Booker Prize at thirty-four for Remains of the Day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780676977110
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Subject:
General Fiction
Author:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Subject:
Science / General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.92 x 5.16 x .8 in .56 lb

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