The Buried Giant (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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Set in England during the days after the Roman occupation, Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, The Buried Giant, begins as an elderly British couple departs in search of their son. A mist has settled onto the land, causing disorientation, forgetfulness, and fear in every quarter. The travelers, who are joined along the way by Sir Gawain and others, find themselves in territory both unknown and often hostile. This is a wise story, a parable with much to say about love, trust, and commitment, told by one of our modern master storytellers. -Karen

 

— Karen

March 2015 Indie Next List


“Ishiguro's new novel is a work of wonder, transport, and beauty. A recurrent theme in his earlier books, always shown with great originality, is the matter of what happens after we have lost our way. In The Buried Giant, Ishiguro explores losing direction, memory, and certainty, as the primary characters cling to remnants of codes of behavior and belief. Which is the way through the forest? Where might our son be? And where is the dragon, and who shall seek to slay her? Set in the time just after King Arthur's reign, Ishiguro's tale, with striking, fable-like rhythm and narrative, shows how losing and finding our way runs long, deep, and to the core of things.”
— Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467600217
ISBN-10: 1467600210
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2015
Language: English