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Klara and the Sun

Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun is the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

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9780571364916
Date Published
02.03.2021
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Summary

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Featured in Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List 2021

‘This is a novel for fans of Never Let Me Go . . . tender, touching and true.’ The Times

‘The Sun always has ways to reach us.’

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

In Klara and the Sun, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly-changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

‘Beautiful’ Guardian
‘Flawless’ The Times
‘Devastating’ FT
‘Another masterpiece’ Observer

Critic Reviews

'Arguably 2021's biggest event in literary publishing.'

The Bookseller, Editor's Choice
Critic Reviews

'Ishiguro delivers a story, very much of a piece with his Never Let Me Go ... A haunting fable of a lonely, moribund world that is entirely too plausible.'

Kirkus, starred review
Critic Reviews

Nobel laureate Ishiguro takes readers to a vaguely futuristic, technologically advanced setting reminiscent of his Never Let Me Go for a surprising parable about love, humanity, and science ... This dazzling genre-bending work is a delight.

Publishers Weekly, starred review
Critic Reviews

Every book of his is about the same thing – memory – yet every one is intensely different in structure and setting and plot. I like writers who try to make their books anew, every time.

Hanya Yanagihara
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Ishiguro writes with an inner freedom that is significant and rare. If the structure of a novel can be seen as a physical space of its own, he has been building wild and endlessly subtle things.

Madeleine Thien
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A master craftsman.

Margaret Atwood
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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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