Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Out of all the contemporary literary fiction books to choose from, why is this little book a favorite? I think there is something very great about the hope of souls that know their time on this Earth is limited, that they are here only to serve a great sacrifice.  If you take away the reward of a long life and long love and great achievements, what does it mean to be human?  In some small way, this little book found an answer.

— From CASSIE'S PICKS

Out of all the contemporary literary fiction books to choose from, why is this little book a favorite? I think there is something very great about the hope of souls that know their time on this Earth is limited, that they are here only to serve a great sacrifice.  If you take away the reward of a long life and long love and great achievements, what does it mean to be human?  In some small way, this little book found an answer.~Cassie

— From CASSIE

Description


From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.
 
As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic.

About the Author


Kazuo Ishiguro is the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have sold more than 1 million copies, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. Ishiguro's other work includes The Buried Giant, Nocturnes, A Pale View of the Hills, and An Artist of the Floating World.

Praise For…


"A page turner and a heartbreaker, a tour de force of knotted tension and buried anguish.” —Time

 

“A Gothic tour de force. . . . A tight, deftly controlled story . . . . Just as accomplished [as The Remains of the Day] and, in a very different way, just as melancholy and alarming.” —The New York Times

 

"Elegaic, deceptively lovely. . . . As always, Ishiguro pulls you under." —Newsweek

 

“Superbly unsettling, impeccably controlled . . . . The book’s irresistible power comes from Ishiguro’s matchless ability to expose its dark heart in careful increments.” —Entertainment Weekly



Product Details
ISBN: 9781400078776
ISBN-10: 1400078776
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: March 14th, 2006
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Vintage International