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Klara and the Sun

The Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

Kazuo Ishiguro author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Faber & Faber

Published:3rd Mar '22

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The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
A Barack Obama Summer Read
Longlisted for the Booker Prize
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

*The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller*
*Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021*
*A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick*



'A delicate, haunting story' The Washington Post
'This is a novel for fans of Never Let Me Go .

*The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller*
*Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021*
*A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick*



'A delicate, haunting story' The Washington Post
'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, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

'A masterpiece of great beauty, meticulous control and, as ever, clear, simple prose.' - Sunday Times

'Another masterwork, a work that makes us feel afresh the beauty and fragility of our humanity' - Observer

'Intelligent, beautiful, mesmeric and a breeze to read - what more could you want?' - Metro

'A delicate, haunting story, steeped in sorrow and hope.'- The Washington Post


'For four decades now, Ishiguro has written eloquently about the balancing act of remembering without succumbing irrevocably to the past. Memory and the accounting of memory, its burdens and its reconciliation, have been his subjects... Klara and the Sun complements [Ishiguro's] brilliant vision...There's no narrative instinct more essential, or more human.' - The New York Times Book Review


'A prayer is a postcard asking for a favor, sent upward. Whether our postcards are read by anyone has become the searching doubt of Ishiguro's recent novels, in which this master, so utterly unlike his peers, goes about creating his ordinary, strange, godless allegories.' - The New Yorker


'Few writers who've ever lived have been able to create moods of transience, loss and existential self-doubt as Ishiguro has - not art about the feelings, but the feelings themselves.' - The Los Angeles Times

  • Long-listed for Dublin Literary Award 2022 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  • Long-listed for International Book of the Year 2022 (Australia)

ISBN: 9780571364909

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 21mm

Weight: 294g

352 pages

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