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Klara and the Sun

A novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Kazuo Ishiguro

"The Sun always has ways to reach us."

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love? (From Knopf Canada)

Kazuo Ishiguro is a British author. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954, moved to Britain at the age of five. He has previously authored eight works of fiction, including When We Were Orphans, shortlisted for the 2000 Man Booker Prize. His writing has been translated into over 50 languages.

Interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro: 'Finally, when the BBC phoned, I thought it might be true'

4 years ago
Duration 2:06
Japan-born British novelist reacts to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature 2:06
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Japanese-British author and recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature about his novels "The Buried Giant" and "Never Let Me Go." 52:44
For Here and Now's afternoon book club, Gill Deacon sits down with Nobel prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro to talk about his latest novel "Klara and the Sun." 13:02

 

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