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The Unconsoled|Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.

"A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--The New Yorker

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679735878
  • ISBN-10: 0679735879
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 1996
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Page Count: 544

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