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    DescriptionFrom the acclaimed author of "The""Remains of the Day" and "When We Were Orphans, " a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love. As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory. And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed-even comforted-by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham's nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood-and about their lives now. A tale of deceptive simplicity, "Never Let Me Go "slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance-and""takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro's finest work.


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    Title
    Never Let Me Go
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ishiguro Kazuo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400043392
    ISBN 10: 1400043395
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
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    B&T Approval Code: P25104590
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6059.S5 N48 2005
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    American.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of five previous novels, including "The Remains of the Day, " which won the Booker Prize and became an international best seller. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. In 1995 he received an Order of the British Empire for service to literature, and in 1998 was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
    Review quote
    A "Globe and Mail" Best Book (Top 100) A "New York Times" Notable Book (Top 100) One of "Publishers Weekly"'s Top Ten Best Books of 2005 One of "Seattle Times'" Top Ten Best Books of 2005 Finalist in the National Book Critic Circle Award A "TIME" Best Book One of "TIME"'s 100 Best Novels (from 1923 to the Present) Shortlisted for Page Turners, BBC One's new book club "A clear frontrunner to be the year's most extraordinary novel." --"The Times" (UK) "So exquisitely observed that even the most workaday objects and interactions are infused with a luminous, humming otherworldliness. The dystopian story it tells, meanwhile, gives it a different kind of electric charge. . . . An epic ethical horror story, told in devastatingly poignant miniature. . . . Ishiguro spins a stinging cautionary tale of science outpacing ethics." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Perfect pacing and infinite subtlety. . . . That this stunningly brilliant fiction echoes Caryl Churchill's superb play "A Number" and Margaret Atwood's celebrated dystopian novels in no way diminishes its originality and power. A masterpiece of craftsmanship that offers an unparalleled emotional experience. Send a copy to the Swedish Academy." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "Elegiac, compelling, otherworldly, deeply disturbing and profoundly moving." --"Sunday Herald "(UK) "Brilliant . . . Ishiguro's most profound statement of the endurance of human relationships. . . . The most exact and affecting of his books to date." --"The Guardian "(UK) "Ishiguro's elegant prose and masterly ways with characterization make for a lovely tale of memory, self-understanding, and love." --"Library Journal" (starred review) "Ishiguro's provocative subject matter and taut, potent prose have earned him multiple literary decorations, including the French government's Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and an Order of the B
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    From the acclaimed author of "The "Remains of the Day and "When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love. As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory. And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed-even comforted-by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham's nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood-and about their lives now. A tale of deceptive simplicity, "Never Let Me Go slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance-and" takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro's finest work.