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Klara and the Sun

(2021)
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Awards
2022 ALA Notable Books for Adults (nominee)
2022 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee)
2022 British Book Award Fiction Book of the Year (shortlist)
2022 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee)
2022 Prometheus Award (nominee)
2021 Booker Prize (longlist)

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021


The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller


Featured in Barack Obama's Summer Reading List 2021


'This is a novel for fans of Never Let Me Go . . . tender, touching and true.' The Times


'The Sun always has ways to reach us.'


From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, 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.


In Klara and the Sun, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly-changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?


'Beautiful' Guardian

'Flawless'
The Times

'Devastating'
FT

'Another masterpiece'
Observer

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"There is something so steady and beautiful about the way Klara is always approaching connection, like a Zeno’s arrow of the heart. People will absolutely love this book, in part because it enacts the way we learn how to love. Klara and the Sun is wise like a child who decides, just for a little while, to love their doll. ‘What can children know about genuine love?’ Klara asks. The answer, of course, is everything." - Anne Enright


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