2017 Nobel Prize in Literature Announced

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro! I ALWAYS read the books by authors that win the "big prizes" so I was so excited when I saw this announcement and then went to the library catalog and we had a few copies of his books in the system! But not only did we have many titles, but we had a copy in my branch!!

I'm not quite sure how this author escaped me since this book description sounds like something that I would enjoy reading. From Booklist "It is a fable-like story about an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, who reside in a village that is made up of underground warrens and is sometimes menaced by ogres. One day they get it into their heads to track down their son, who vanished years ago, although they cannot remember exactly why. In fact, their whole village seems to be struggling with memory loss, with residents forgetting from one day to the next key incidents and people from their pasts. Despite their advanced years and their many aches and pains, Axl and Beatrice set out on a perilous journey, encountering along the way a smooth-talking boatman, a wailing widow, and, most momentously, an ancient, garrulous knight and an intrepid warrior. Ishiguro’s story is a deceptively simple one, for enfolded within its elemental structure are many profound truths, including its beautiful and memorable portrait of a long-term marriage and its subtle commentary on the eternity of war, all conveyed in the author’s mesmerizing prose."

Have you read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro? 

 

 

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