Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (hardback Feb 2021)
From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly-changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?'
Beautiful' Guardian 'Flawless' The Times 'Devastating' FT 'Another masterpiece' Observer
Really unsettling with a brilliant tension in the writing - Paul