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Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro

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Title: Klara and the Sun

Author:  Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN:  9780571366200

Weight:  990 g

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro – author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.

‘The Sun always has ways to reach us.’

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

In Klara and the Sun, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly-changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Peer & Press Reviews

To explain too much of the plot would be to deny the strange, eerie pleasure of watching it unfold, but it’s a world that feels richly imagined and meticulously constructed, even while its mysteries continue to reveal themselves.  Klara and the Sun once again marks Ishiguro as a master of the ache of missed opportunities and lost connections, as he unpicks the tangled web of how we forge relationships with others and how we deny them too.


There is something so steady and beautiful about the way Klara is always approaching connection, like a Zeno's arrow of the heart. People will absolutely love this book, in part because it enacts the way we learn how to love.

Anne Enright, The Guardian

An unequivocal return to form, a meditation in the subtlest shades on the subject of whether our species will be able to live with everything it has created… Few writers who’ve ever lived have been able to create moods of transience, loss and existential self-doubt as Ishiguro has – not art about the feelings, but the feelings themselves.

LA Times

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Title Klara and the Sun
Book Features
Edition / printing Independent bookshops exclusive first edition, first printing
Edition background

The jacket of this Independent Bookshops edition has a special colourway of turquoise, pink and red, which was created by Faber senior designer Pete Adlington.  The colourway of the standard trade edition’s jacket is orange, mint and yellow

The Indie and the trade edition also have different ISBNs: 9780571366200 for the IB edition and 9780571364879 for the trade edition.

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in half title page
Awards and Media
Media adaptation Sony Pictures and Elizabeth Gabler’s 3000 Pictures closed a pre-emptive deal for the film rights in July 2020. David Heyman will produce the film through his production banner, Heyday Films.
Book Stats
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780571366200
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 307
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 31mm
Image and Design Credits
Design Faber

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