From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.
Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.
Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.
Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.
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All children should believe they are special. But the students of Hailsham, an elite school in the English countryside, are so special that visitors shun them, and only by rumor and the occasional fleeting remark by a teacher do they discover their unconventional origins and strange destiny. Kazuo Ishiguro's sixth novel, Never Let Me Go, is a masterpiece of indirection. Like the students of Hailsham, readers are "told but not told" what is going on and should be allowed to discover the secrets of Hailsham and the truth about these children on their own.
Offsetting the bizarreness of these revelations is the placid, measured voice of the narrator, Kathy H., a 31-year-old Hailsham alumna who, at the close of the 1990s, is consciously ending one phase of her life and beginning another. She is in a reflective mood, and recounts not only her childhood memories, but her quest in adulthood to find out more about Hailsham and the idealistic women who ran it. Although often poignant, Kathy's matter-of-fact narration blunts the sharper emotional effects you might expect in a novel that deals with illness, self-sacrifice, and the severe restriction of personal freedoms. As in Ishiguro's best-known work, The Remains of the Day, only after closing the book do you absorb the magnitude of what his characters endure. --Regina MarlerAbout the Author:
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and now lives in London, England. Each of his understated, finely wrought novels has been published to international acclaim. He was in both of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists anthologies, and won the Booker Prize at thirty-four for Remains of the Day.
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Descripción Faber And Faber Ltd., 2006. Estado de conservación: New. 2006. Export Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780571224142
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Publisher/Verlag: Faber & Faber, London | Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2005 and Winner of the Corine - Internationaler Buchpreis, Kategorie Belletristik 2006. Shortlisted: Arthur C. Clarke Award 2006 | Never Let Me Go is the acclaimed bestseller by Kazuo Ishiguro, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant. Now a major film adaptation starring Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. | of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly 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.If you enjoyed Never Let Me Go, you might also like Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, now available in Faber Modern Classics. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 170 gr | 282 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería K9780571224142
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Descripción London Faber & Faber. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neuware - Ein Speisesaal, ein Sportplatz und getrennte Schlafsäle für Jungen und Mädchen - auf den ersten Blick scheint Hailsham ein ganz gewöhnliches Internat zu sein. Aber die Lehrer, so freundlich und engagiert sie auch sind, heißen hier 'Wächter' und lassen die Kinder früh spüren, dass ihnen ein besonderes Schicksal auferlegt worden ist. Diese Gewissheit verbindet Kathy, Ruth und Tommy durch alle Stürme der Pubertät und Verwirrungen der Liebe - bis für zwei von ihnen das Ende naht.Ein anrührendes und ungewöhnlich spannendes Meisterwerk über Menschen, deren Leben auf beklemmende Weise vorherbestimmt ist. 282 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780571224142
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