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Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

A Sunday Times Top 100 Novel of the Twenty-first Century: Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571258093
Date Published
25.02.2010
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Summary

Author of the 2021 Booker Longlisted Klara and the Sun

One of the most acclaimed novels of the 21st Century, from the Nobel Prize-winning author

Shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize

Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.

‘Exquisite.’ Guardian
‘A feat of imaginative sympathy.’ New York Times

What readers are saying:

‘A book I will return to again and again, and one that keeps me thinking even after finishing it. 5/5 stars’

‘I loved it, every single word of it.’

‘It took me wholly by surprise.’

‘Utterly beautiful.’

‘Essentially perfect.’

Critic Reviews

Masterly... A novel with piercing questions about humanity and humaneness.

Sunday Times
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A brilliantly executed book by a master craftsman who has chosen a difficult subject: ourselves, seen through a glass, darkly.

Margaret Atwood, Slate.com
Critic Reviews

A page-turner and a heartbreaker, a tour de force of knotted tension and buried anguish.

Time
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A master stoyteller ... In this deceptively sad novel, he simply uses a science-fiction framework to throw light on ordinary human life, the human soul, human sexuality, love, creativity and childhood innocence. He does so with devastating effect.

Independent
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A clear frontrunner to be the year’s most extraordinary novel.

Sunday Times
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Brilliant… The most exact and affecting of his novels to date.

Observer
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Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His nine works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages and The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me…

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