The Unconsoled

The Unconsoled

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Author/Contributor(s): Ishiguro, Kazuo
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Date: 10/03/1995
Binding: Paperback
Condition: USED - Very good. An excellent, unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal shelf wear.

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