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The Buried Giant

Ishiguro, Kazuo

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
ISBN 10: 030727103X / ISBN 13: 9780307271037
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Title: The Buried Giant

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front flyleaf. 317pp. Decorated endpapers. Text block edge is black stained as published. DJ is very lightly rubbed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory # 048698

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Synopsis: From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day
 
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards?some strange and otherworldly?but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight?each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life?s memories.

Sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro?s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance, and war.

Product Description: This is an extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. 'You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay...' The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war. "Kazuo Ishiguro is an original and remarkable genius". (The New York Times). "A master craftsman". (Margaret Atwood, Slate). "The best and most original writer of his generation". (Susan Hill, Mail on Sunday).

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