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Publisher's Summary

In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music, and the passage of time. This quintet ranges from Italian piazzas to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel. Along the way we meet young dreamers, café musicians, and faded stars, all at some moment of reckoning.
Gentle, intimate and witty, Nocturnes is underscored by a haunting theme: the struggle to restoke life's romance, even as relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede.
©2009 Kazuo Ishiguro (P)2017 Vintage Canada
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Critic Reviews

"A fine and moving collection of stories, displaying [Ishiguro's] unique combination of the sad, the stoic and the consoling. It's about failure, but it dignifies failure, and with it, the human condition. There is nobody like him." (Margaret Drabble, The Guardian Books of the Year)
"Each of these stories is heartbreaking in its own way, but some have moments of great comedy, and they all require a level of attention that, typically, Ishiguro's writing rewards." (The Observer)
"An amusing read, at times very funny.... There are a number of scenes in Nocturnes that are almost worth the price of admission on their own." (The Globe and Mail)
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