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A Pale View of Hills

A Pale View of Hills 1

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/02/2010

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**Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature**

In his highly acclaimed debut, A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman no wliving alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter.

Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliving one particular hot summer in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the way.

But then as she recalls her strange friendship with Sachiko - a wealthy woman reduced to vagrancy - the memories take on a disturbing cast.

ISBN:
9780571258253
9780571258253
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-02-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
198x126x11mm
Weight:
0.15kg
Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro's seven previous books have won him wide renown and many honours around the world. His work has been translated into over forty languages.

The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films.

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of six novels: A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, Corine Internationaler Buchpreis, Serono Literary Prize, Casino de Santiago European Novel Award, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize). Nocturnes (2009), a collection of stories, was awarded the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa International Literary Prize.

In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

In 2017 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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    An excellent book, if you have never read it, pay attention to all the details because by the big question here is, how reliable is the narrator?