Klara and the Sun (Hardcover)

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Kazuo Ishiguros new book, Klara and the Sun, is no book of drama, daring feats, or plot-driven action. Instead, Ishiguro gives us a narrator, Klara, who guides us through a world that we thought we already knew. Klara is an artificial friend created to be a caregiver, a companion, a toy, and a servant to a child in the same way that all kids wish they could animate their favorite stuffed animals. However, seeing the world through artificial eyes as she must confront death and various shades of love has the power to leave us asking questions such as: Is there something innate and unique about the human heart? Klara and the Sun is a slow burn, the same as watching a sunset, beautifully bright and somehow quiet. It is a melancholy meditation on the complex human emotion explained to us by someone quite unlike us. Klara and her story have quickly become one of my favorites. Just as a new pair of glasses, Ishiguro provides his readers a way of looking at their taken-for-granted humanity through beautifully crafted lenses.

— Riley

March 2021 Indie Next List


Klara and the Sun from Nobel-winner Kazuo Ishiguro is a radiant new novel about the bond between Klara, an Artificial Friend, and Josie, her human companion. The setting, a dystopian realm of genetic editing and stark class divisions, is not surprising given the author’s previous work, yet Ishiguro’s immense, unwavering portrayal of kindness is astonishing and revitalizing. Classic Ishiguro themes of loyalty, friendship, and sacrifice weave through the novel, but the thread of love runs deep, giving the book warmth and hope so that the earned twist feels more like a dawn than a sunset. Whether you’re returning to Ishiguro or discovering his voice for the first time, I’m excited for you. This is a chance to bask in the brilliance of one the greatest writers of our time.”
— Caroline McGregor, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL

Product Details
ISBN: 9788937417566
ISBN-10: 8937417561
Publisher: Mineumsa
Publication Date: March 29th, 2021
Language: Korean