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Sinopsis: 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Review: 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 Marler
Título: Never Let Me Go
Editorial: Vintage Books / Random House
Año de publicación: 2006
Condición del libro: Fair
Edición: New Ed.
Descripción Vintage Books / Random House. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 057122413X Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Nº de ref. de la librería Z057122413XZ2
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Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. In VERY GOOD general conditon, with some signs of previous ownership. Dispatched daily from the UK. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000024355
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 957576
Descripción Faber And Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Synopsis:-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. What unfolds is the haunting story of how Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, slowly come to face the truth about their seemingly happy childhoods - and about their futures. Never Let Me Go is a uniquely moving novel, charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of our lives.-> this Paperback book was published by Faber And Faber in 2006 it has 282 pages we have grade it as Good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Cover Faded With Age it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780571224135ME303
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. All of our books without an ISBN number (normally pre-1970 in date) are described individually in detail. Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a reasonable condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. If the book is extremely heavy, we will need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. Nº de ref. de la librería 25080
Descripción Vintage Books / Random House. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 057122413X. Nº de ref. de la librería BLUE0019941
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: GOOD. 2006-03-02. Faber and Faber. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 304pp. . Nº de ref. de la librería NF-1723302
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: ACCEPTABLE. 2006-03-02. Faber and Faber. New edition. Paperback. Book: ACCEPTABLE. 304pp. . Nº de ref. de la librería NF-1711252
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: ACCEPTABLE. 2006-03-02. Faber and Faber. New edition. Paperback. Book: ACCEPTABLE. 304pp. . Nº de ref. de la librería 1722042