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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
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Kazuo Ishiguro
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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

Kazuo Ishiguro


9780571245000

Faber & Faber


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

240 pages

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'It was our third time playing the Godfather theme since lunch.' In a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older, relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede.

By:   Kazuo Ishiguro
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   188g
ISBN:   9780571245000
ISBN 10:   0571245005
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   April 2010
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 0 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Primio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998.


NATIONAL BESTSELLERA 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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