One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his
first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories
in which music is a vivid and essential character.
A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning
from the one certainty in his life…A man whose unerring taste in music is the
only thing his closest friends value in him…A struggling singer-songwriter
unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple he’s only just met…A
gifted, underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic
surgery will help his career…A young cellist whose tutor promises to “unwrap”
Passion or necessity—or the often uneasy combination of the
two—determines the place of music in each of these lives. And, in one way or
another, music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning: sometimes comic,
sometimes tragic, sometimes just eluding their grasp.
An exploration of love, need, and the ineluctable force of
the past, Nocturnes reveals these
individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety, and with the
arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo
Ishiguro’s acclaimed works of fiction.
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