The Unconsoled is an utterly original masterpiece by Kazuo Ishiguro, the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant.
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By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go
Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical – and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be – he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.
Ishiguro’s extraordinary and original study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification – and the highest praise.
A masterpiece… It is above all a book devoted to the human heart.
[Ishiguro] is an original and remarkable genius… The Unconsoled is the most original and remarkable book he has so far produced.
Almost certainly a masterpiece.
A work of great interest and originality… Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own… frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before.
One of the strangest books in memory.
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