by Kazuo Ishiguro - £7.99 Faber and Faber (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571224135 | ISBN 10: 057122413x
In one of the most acclaimed and original novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England.
Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childood 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.
"Brilliant... Ishiguro's most profound statement of the endurance of human relationships [and] the most exact and affecting of his books to date."
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