Never Let Me Go

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Random House of Canada, Aug 31, 2010 - Cloning - 304 pages
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.

Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.

Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.
 

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One of my favorite novels

User Review  - Laura W. - Borders

Something I really loved about this book was that, beyond the dystopian-ness, Ishiguro captured the sweet melancholy of looking back at your childhood and realizing how beautiful it was yet also how ... Read full review

Go for it!

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A challenging read but worth it. Thought provoking. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
13
Section 4
25
Section 5
37
Section 6
49
Section 7
56
Section 8
61
Section 17
146
Section 18
156
Section 19
168
Section 20
184
Section 21
186
Section 22
197
Section 23
207
Section 24
214

Section 9
77
Section 10
90
Section 11
100
Section 12
105
Section 13
115
Section 14
122
Section 15
126
Section 16
138
Section 25
218
Section 26
237
Section 27
246
Section 28
256
Section 29
276
Section 30
283
Section 31
286
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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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