The Unconsoled, by Ishiguro, Kazuo
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- ISBN: 9780679735878 | 0679735879
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/1/1996
The Unconsoledis at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. InThe UnconsoledIshiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit. "A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--The New Yorker