Klara and the Sun (Hardcover)

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What does humanity look like through the eyes of an ego-less, artificial human? I think you know... we’re pretty terrible. Told with Ishiguro’s trademark delicacy of hand & set in a disturbing, close-to-home dystopian future, Klara’s observations are infused with a loneliness and an innocent menace that will definitely stick with you. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to love and be loved? Is that an inherently human quality? It certainly seemed to me that the “Artificial Friend" was the only one capable of love & humanity in this. Yay!  -sm

— Seth

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