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The Unconsoled

The Unconsoled

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Written by Kazuo IshiguroAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 1, 1996
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73587-8 (0-679-73587-9)
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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