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The Buried Giant: A novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Published: 2015-03-03
Hardcover : 317 pages
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From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day
 
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, ...
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From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day
 
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards—some strange and otherworldly—but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight—each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life’s memories.

Sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance, and war.

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  "The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 04/08/15

After being mistreated and taunted by their fellow villagers, Axl and Beatrice, an elderly couple, decide to leave Brittany and set off on a journey to search for their son who has been gone... (read more)

 
  "Most adults will be bored"by ebach (see profile) 04/02/15

Honestly, THE BURIED GIANT disappoints. That's an understatement. Obviously, this tells the story of an old man and his wife traveling (walking) to where their son is (anxiously awaiting the... (read more)

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