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An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World

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By (author) Kazuo Ishiguro

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 14mm | 163g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571225365
  • ISBN 13: 9780571225361
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 67,231

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It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet Iantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

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