BLB Bookclub

THE BLB APRIL BOOKCLUB

Wednesday 14th April, 6.30pm
 
 Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro - 9780571364879 - Allen & Unwin -  Australia    Kazuo Ishiguro: 'AI, gene-editing, big data ... I worry we are not in  control of these things any more' | Kazuo Ishiguro | The Guardian
 
'Klara and the Sun' by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun is the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.

From the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel - his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature - that asks, what does it mean to love?

This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

A thrilling feat of world-building, a novel of exquisite tenderness and impeccable restraint, Klara and the Sun is a magnificent achievement, and an international literary event.