Never Let Me Go

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2005 - Fiction - 288 pages
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From the acclaimed author of "The""Remains of the Day" and "When We Were Orphans, " a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.
As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory.
And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed-even comforted-by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham's nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood-and about their lives now.
A tale of deceptive simplicity, "Never Let Me Go "slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance-and""takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro's finest work.

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User Review  - Pat_F. - LibraryThing

Another one I'm conflicted about. This is the story of three young people growing up in a very comfortable "boarding school" in England. Only later do we find out that they're actually clones being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shayantani Das - Goodreads

4.25 stars There may be spoilers! How would you feel if someone came up to you and very calmly started reminiscing about the time when, he/she had her fingers chopped off by this other person? There ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and now lives in London, England. Each of his understated, finely wrought novels has been published to international acclaim. He was in both of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists anthologies, and won the Booker Prize at thirty-four for Remains of the Day.

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