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Kazuo Ishiguro



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In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music and the passage of time. This quintet ranges from Italian piazzas to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the hush-hush floor of an exclusive Hollywood hotel. Along the way we meet young dreamers, cafe musicians and faded stars, all at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate and witty, Nocturnes is underscored by a haunting theme: the struggle to restoke life's romance, even as relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede. From the Hardcover edition.

By:   Kazuo Ishiguro
Imprint:   Folio/Gallimard
Country of Publication:   France
ISBN:   9782070442164
ISBN 10:   2070442160
Publication Date:   October 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   French
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A fine and moving collection of stories, displaying [Ishiguro's] unique combination of the sad, the stoic and the consoling. It's about failure, but it dignifies failure, and with it, the human condition. There is nobody like him. - Margaret Drabble, The Guardian Books of the Year Each of these stories is heartbreaking in its own way, but some have moments of great comedy, and they all require a level of attention that, typically, Ishiguro's writing rewards. - The Observer An amusing read, at times very funny.... There are a number of scenes in Nocturnes that are almost worth the price of admission on their own. - The Globe and Mail From the Hardcover edition.

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