By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go
Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.
Ishiguro's extraordinary and original study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification - and the highest praise.
A masterpiece. It is above all a book devoted to the human heart., The Times
[Ishiguro] is an original and remarkable genius. The Unconsoled is the most original and remarkable book he has so far produced., New York Times Book Review
Almost certainly a masterpiece. -- Anita Brookner
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., New Yorker
One of the strangest books in memory., Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight works of fiction have earned him many awards and honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go were made into acclaimed films. Ishiguro also writes screenplays and song lyrics. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.