The Unconsoled

ISBN9780679735878
PublisherVintage International
Published10/1/1996
Pages535
AuthorKazuo Ishiguro
FormatPaperback
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth1.0 in.

The Unconsoled

Kazuo Ishiguro

Paperback

10/1/1996

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that 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 UnconsoledIshiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.

Get The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines. 

The Unconsoled

Kazuo Ishiguro

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ISBN9780679735878
PublisherVintage International
Published10/1/1996
Pages535
AuthorKazuo Ishiguro
FormatPaperback
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that 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 UnconsoledIshiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.

Get The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

"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

"With this stunning new novel, cast in the form of a postmodern nightmare, Ishiguro tells a powerful story in which he once again exploits a narrator's utter lack of self-knowledge to create a devastating deadpan irony."

– Publishers Weekly

"Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel can seem frustratingly circuitous – but that narrative confusion, as warped as quantum time or an Escher staircase, is the perfect structure to convey lost opportunities."

– Sam Jordison (The Guardian)