From the Booker Prize–winning author of The Remains of the Day and When
We Were Orphans comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at
once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be
Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far
from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported,
trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world
wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world
and are allowed little contact with it.
Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl
to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the
safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize
the full truth of what Hailsham is.
Never Let Me Go
breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery,
a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a
moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society.
In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on
the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to
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