Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

Category: Book
By (author): Ishiguro, Kazuo
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: September 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.01in x 5.15in x 0.69in
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From The Publisher*In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music and the passage of time. This quintet ranges from Italian piazzas to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel. Along the way we meet young dreamers, café musicians and faded stars, all at some moment of reckoning.

Gentle, intimate and witty, Nocturnes is underscored by a haunting theme: the struggle to restoke life's romance, even as relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede.

From the Hardcover edition.
A New York Times Notable Book

"A fine and moving collection of stories, displaying [Ishiguro's] unique combination of the sad, the stoic and the consoling. It's about failure, but it dignifies failure, and with it, the human condition. There is nobody like him."
- Margaret Drabble, The Guardian Books of the Year
"Each of these stories is heartbreaking in its own way, but some have moments of great comedy, and they all require a level of attention that, typically, Ishiguro's writing rewards."
- The Observer

"An amusing read, at times very funny.... There are a number of scenes in Nocturnes that are almost worth the price of admission on their own."
- The Globe and Mail

From the Hardcover edition.
Biographical NoteKazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, including the international bestsellers The Remains of the Day (winner of the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go. He received an OBE for service to literature and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

From the Hardcover edition.