Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

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One of the most acclaimed novels of the 21st Century, from the Nobel Prize-winning author

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.

'Exquisite.' Guardian
'A feat of imaginative sympathy.' New York Times

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'A book I will return to again and again, and one that keeps me thinking even after finishing it. 5/5 stars'
'I loved it, every single word of it.'
'It took me wholly by surprise.'
'Utterly beautiful.'
'Essentially perfect.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 18mm | 165g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Open Market - Airside ed
  • 0571224148
  • 9780571224142
  • 12,289

Review Text

Kathy, Ruth and Tommy were pupils at Hailsham - an idyllic establishment situated deep in the English countryside. The children there were tenderly sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe they were special, and that their personal welfare was crucial. But for what reason were they really there? It is only years later that Kathy, now aged 31, finally allows herself to yield to the pull of memory and try to make sense of the past. What unfolds is an extraordinarily powerful story in which Kathy, Ruth and Tommy slowly come to realise that it is their seemingly happy childhood that has haunted them ever since, even tainting their adult lives. Part love story, part mystery, "Never Let Me Go" is a uniquely beautiful and troubling novel, charged throughout with a profound emotional depth.
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"'A clear frontrunner to be the year's most extraordinary novel.' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times"
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About Kazuo Ishiguro

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.
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498,074 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 30% (147,662)
4 36% (181,582)
3 23% (116,171)
2 8% (38,429)
1 3% (14,230)
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