By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me GoRyder, 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/08/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571283897