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The story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a story where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II.



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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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