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The Buried Giant (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews


Outstanding!   Such a rich combination of fantasy, Arthurian legend and modern outrageousness.  I loved every word..

— Margie - Books Inc. in SF

“Every night a mist covers the land and begets forgetfullness while an elderly husband and wife begin an odyessy through a land full of magic and mystery, where Arthurian legends still live.” 

— Karen at Books Inc. in Palo Alto

"Beguiling tale of dark age England – stock characters are made living breathing – real”

— Bill at Books Inc. in the Castro

March 2015 Indie Next List


“Ishiguro's new novel is a work of wonder, transport, and beauty. A recurrent theme in his earlier books, always shown with great originality, is the matter of what happens after we have lost our way. In The Buried Giant, Ishiguro explores losing direction, memory, and certainty, as the primary characters cling to remnants of codes of behavior and belief. Which is the way through the forest? Where might our son be? And where is the dragon, and who shall seek to slay her? Set in the time just after King Arthur's reign, Ishiguro's tale, with striking, fable-like rhythm and narrative, shows how losing and finding our way runs long, deep, and to the core of things.”
— Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

Description


From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.

In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven't seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share. By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.

About the Author


Kazuo Ishiguro is the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have sold more than 1 million copies, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. Ishiguro's other work includes The Buried Giant, Nocturnes, A Pale View of the Hills, and An Artist of the Floating World.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307455796
ISBN-10: 0307455793
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Vintage International