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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful.

With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. Here is a fragile, once famous singer, turning his back on the one thing he loves; a music junky with little else to offer his friends but opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a marriage; a jazz musician who thinks the answer to his career lies in changing his physical appearance; and a young cellist whose tutor has devised a remarkable way to foster his talent. For each, music is a central part of their lives and, in one way or another, delivers them to an epiphany.



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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro (???????? or ?? ??) is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017) . His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London. His first novel, , won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, , won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel . His fourth novel, , won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is , a New York Times bestseller. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017. His novels (2000) , and (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.



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