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    DescriptionIn a sublime story cycle, 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.


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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: FIC029000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    18 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Primio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998.
    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."