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    Description'It was our third time playing the Godfather theme since lunch...' In a sublime short story collection, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older, relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede. If you enjoyed Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, you might also like Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, now available in Faber Modern Classics.


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    Title
    Nocturnes
    Subtitle
    Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kazuo Ishiguro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571245000
    ISBN 10: 0571245005
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    18 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kazuo Ishiguro's seven published books have won him wide renown and many honours around the world. His work has been translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. His latest novel is The Buried Giant.
    Review quote
    NATIONAL BESTSELLERA "New York Times Notable Book ""A fine and moving collection of stories, displaying [Ishiguro's] unique combination of the sad, the stoic and the consoling. It's about failure, but it dignifies failure, and with it, the human condition. There is nobody like him." — Margaret Drabble, "The Guardian Books of the Year ""Each of these stories is heartbreaking in its own way, but some have moments of great comedy, and they all require a level of attention that, typically, Ishiguro's writing rewards.""— The Observer""An amusing read, at times very funny.... There are a number of scenes in Nocturnes that are almost worth the price of admission on their own." "— The Globe and Mail" "From the Hardcover edition."