A Pale View of Hills
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go
In his highly acclaimed debut, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter.
Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliving one particular hot summer night in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the war. But then as she recalls her strange friendship with Sachiko - a wealthy woman reduced to vagrancy - the memories take on a disturbing cast.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing
As always, Kazuo Ishiguro delivers a masterfully written and melancholy work. A middle-aged Japanese woman living in England receives a visit from her semi-estranged younger daughter, following the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - danielle_burnette - LibraryThing
This novel, about an older woman (Etsuko) reflecting on her past in Japan after her daughter's suicide, was one of those stories that seems deceptively simple until the very end. I've read and loved ... Read full review