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Klara and the Sun
By (author): Kazuo Ishiguro
9780735281240 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Dystopian Mar 02, 2021
$34.00 CAD
Active 6.37 x 9.53 x 1.21 in | 1.38 lb 320 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Knopf Canada
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER



The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.


“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 forever, 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 modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

FIRST NEW FICTION SINCE WINNING THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE: The Nobel in 2017 reaffirmed Ishiguro’s place as one of the most important and beloved writers of our time. This novel will remind the world why he won the most prestigious literary prize on the planet.

MAJOR BOOKER CONTENDER: His best novel since Never Let Me Go, Klara is accessible, impeccable, and unputdownable, with broad commercial appeal as well as major prize recognition.

A MOVIE IN THE WORKS: Film or TV adaptation discussions have already begun.

INSTANT CLASSIC: His first new novel since 2015’s The Buried Giant, Klara is a masterpiece that will sit alongside The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go as the author’s very best work.

KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous 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 Go, both made into acclaimed films, have sold millions of copies worldwide. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.

Author Residence: London, England

Author Hometown: Nagasaki, Japan

Author Social Media: facebook.com/KazuoIshiguro/

INTERNATIONAL & #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

One of the most affecting and profound novels Ishiguro has written. . . . I'll go for broke and call Klara and the Sun a masterpiece that will make you think about life, mortality, the saving grace of love: in short, the all of it.” Maureen Corrigan, NPR

“A delicate, haunting story, steeped in sorrow and hope” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

“With his new novel, the Nobel Prize-winner reaffirms himself as our most profound observer of human fragility in the technological era.” —Giles Harvey, The New York Times

“Moving and beautiful. . . an unequivocal return to form, a meditation in the subtlest shades on the subject of whether our species will be able to live with everything it has created… [A] feverish read, [a] one-sitter. . . . 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

“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

“As with Ishiguro’s other works, the rich inner reflections of his protagonists offer big takeaways, and Klara’s quiet but astute observations of human nature land with profound gravity . . . This dazzling genre-bending work is a delight.” Publishers Weekly [starred review]

“A haunting fable of a lonely, moribund world that is entirely too plausible.” Kirkus Reviews [starred review]

“A deft dystopian fable about the innocence of a robot that asks big questions about existence” The Financial Times

“Flawless . . . This is a novel for fans of Never Let Me Go, with which it shares a DNA of emotional openness, the quality of letting us see ourselves from the outside, and a vision of humanity which — while not exactly optimistic — is tender, touching and true.” —John Self, The Times

“With its hushed intensity of emotion, this fable about robot love and loneliness confirms Ishiguro as a master prose stylist.” —Ian Thomson, The Evening Standard

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