Klara and the Sun (Paperback)

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The newest release from one of the world's most beloved living authors does not disappoint. Klara and the Sun recalls the same masterful plotting and incomparable emotional depth as Ishiguro's previous works (especially Never Let Me Go), and reflects a writer unafraid to evolve even as he utilizes familiar tactics. This time around, we meet Klara, an 'Artificial Friend' whose stunning humanity subverts numerous literary themes regarding the relationship between man and technology. She spends her early years gazing out the window of the shop she calls home, observing the people around her and cultivating a growing reverence to the sun that enlivens her. When she is sold to a small family with a complicated history, the reader gets to see everything they endure through her eyes, illuminating the best and worst qualities we humans share. Ishiguro makes it clear: yes, we used our brilliance to build Klara, but there is still so much we can learn from her.

— Riley

March 2021 Indie Next List


Klara and the Sun from Nobel-winner Kazuo Ishiguro is a radiant new novel about the bond between Klara, an Artificial Friend, and Josie, her human companion. The setting, a dystopian realm of genetic editing and stark class divisions, is not surprising given the author’s previous work, yet Ishiguro’s immense, unwavering portrayal of kindness is astonishing and revitalizing. Classic Ishiguro themes of loyalty, friendship, and sacrifice weave through the novel, but the thread of love runs deep, giving the book warmth and hope so that the earned twist feels more like a dawn than a sunset. Whether you’re returning to Ishiguro or discovering his voice for the first time, I’m excited for you. This is a chance to bask in the brilliance of one the greatest writers of our time.”
— Caroline McGregor, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL



Product Details
ISBN: 9789864779901
ISBN-10: 9864779907
Publisher: Shang Zhou Chu Ban
Publication Date: March 6th, 2021
Language: Chinese