From the book jacket:
As a child, Kathynow
thirty-one years oldlived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered
from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that
their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they
would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her,
but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops
resisting the pull of memory.
I was a little disappointed with Never Let Me Go
- not because of the writing, which is as
elegant as usual, but that Ishiguro raises many questions but answers few.
Never Let Me Go
is set in an alternative England in the 1990s with much
of the action taking place as the narrator looks...
Beyond the Book
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954. He came to Britain at the
age of six when his father began research at the National Institute of
Oceanography. He was educated at a grammar school for boys in Surrey and then
English and Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury, followed by a
creative writing course at the University of East Anglia.
In 1981 he published three short stories, then in 1982 he published A Pale
View of Hills.
In 1983 he
was nominated by Granta magazine as one of the 20 'Best of Young British
Writers'. An Artist of the Floating World
followed in 1986, it won
the Whitbread Book of the Year award and was short listed for the Booker Prize