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A Pale View of Hills

A Pale View of Hills

  • Title: A Pale View of Hills
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  • ISBN : 9780571225378
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 183 pages


In his highly acclaimed debut, A Pale View of Hills, 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 in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the war But then as she recal In his highly acclaimed debut, A Pale View of Hills, 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 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


Author Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro or is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature 2017 His family moved to England in 1960 Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor s degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master s from the University of East Anglia s creative writing course in 1980 He became a British citizen in 1982 He now lives in London.His first novel, A Pale




A Pale View of Hills Reviews (46)

  • This is a beautiful novel that calls for patient and careful reading I admire the way it s constructed The cares and concerns of three pairs of mothers and daughters are refracted off one another The first two pair live near a resurgent Nagasaki sometime toward the end of the American Occupation of [..]

  • She came to see me earlier this year, in April, when the days were still cold and drizzly Perhaps she had intended to stay longer I do not know But my country house and the quiet that surrounds it made her restless, and before long I could see she was anxious to return to her life in London She [..]

  • Every once in a while, a book surprises you on the way to its ending After the first few pages of this book, I figured I knew what to expect a well written realist novel about a displaced Japanese woman in England who reminisces about her youth while contemplating the choices her children have made [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was so creepy and confusing that I opted to read it again Not just because it is short, but because it is well written and it weaves a very intriguing mystery Our narrator Etsuko s oldest daughter recently hung [..]

  • 274 A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo IshiguroA Pale View of Hills 1982 is the first novel by Nobel Prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro A Pale View of Hills is the story of Etsuko, a middle aged Japanese woman living alone in England, and opens with discussion between Etsuko and her younger daughter, Niki [..]

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