We are excited to have started our Plaza Pickup Service for pre-paid web orders and phone orders. We are also answering the phones during 12-4pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday. Please join our Community Reads @ Home program.

A Pale View of Hills Cover Image

A Pale View of Hills (Paperback)

Email or call for price
Not Available at this Time

Description


In this debut novel from acclaimed Booker Prize-winning Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go), post-war Japan serves as the haunting backdrop to a subtle story of memory, suicide, and psychological trauma. Etsuko lives alone in rural England, trying to come to terms with the recent suicide of her daughter, Keiko. A visit from her other daughter Niki sends Etsuko retreating into the depths of her memory. She finds herself reliving one particular hot summer in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the horrors of the bomb and WWII. But when her thoughts turn to her strange friendship with Sachiko and Sachiko's daughter Mariko, the memories begin to take on a disturbing cast. As Etsuko examines her relationship with her daughters and struggles to cope with her guilt, the lines between the past and the present-between Etsuko's own daughter and Mariko, between reality and recollection-start to blur. Read the evocative and atmospheric novel that began Kazuo Ishiguro's illustrious literary career. Winner of the Winifred Holtby Prize in 1982, A Pale View of the Hills is still haunting readers decades later.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780571258253
ISBN-10: 0571258255
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: February 25th, 2010
Pages: 192
Language: English