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.
Comment: 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 back on her childhood 20 years before. ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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