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The Unconsoled
Contributor(s): Ishiguro, Kazuo (Author)

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ISBN: 0679735879     ISBN-13: 9780679735878
Publisher: Vintage
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1996
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Annotation: The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.
"A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--"The New Yorker

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
Dewey: FIC
Series: Vintage International
Physical Information: 1.1" H x 5.1" W x 8" (1.05 lbs) 544 pages
Features: Price on Product
Review Citations: New York Times 10/20/1996 pg. 36
New York Times 12/08/1996 pg. 101
Publishers Weekly 09/03/1996
 
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The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.
"A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic and] fiercer and funnier than before."--"The New Yorker"
 
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