Klara and the Sun

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Diversified Publishing, Mar 16, 2021 - Artificial intelligence - 416 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is "an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness" (The Associated Press).

BOOKER PRIZE LONGLIST Nominee * GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick * On PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST

"What stays with you in 'Klara and the Sun' is the haunting narrative voice--a genuinely innocent, egoless perspective on the strange behavior of humans obsessed and wounded by power, status and fear." --Booker Prize committee

Here is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

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52. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro reader: Sura Siu published: 2021 format: 10:16 audible audiobook (303 pages in hardcover) Read full review

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Ishiguro has been hit or miss for me, although Remains of the Day is an all time favorite memorable book of mine, so I usually like to give his books a chance, unless it sounds like something I really ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages, and The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both made into acclaimed films, have each sold more than 2 million copies. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.

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