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An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day

“You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew. There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay…”

The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.

Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in nearly a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ishiguro works this fantastical material with the tools of a master realist.”


  • “Axl and Beatrice’s adventures…grow in urgency yet never sacrifice the mood of quiet, elegiac pessimism that has always characterized Mr. Ishiguro’s writing—and that makes his novels strangely both melancholic and soothing.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • The Buried Giant does what important books do: It remains in the mind long after it has been read…an exceptional novel.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • The Buried Giant is Game of Thrones with a conscience, The Sword in the Stone for the age of the trauma industry, a beautiful, heartbreaking book about the duty to remember and the urge to forget.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The prose, as in many of Ishiguro’s novels, is lapidary and beguiling, suggestive of secrets to be disclosed.”


  • “In a world of knights and dragons, ogres and pixies, Ishiguro confronts profound questions about memory and revenge.”

    BookPage, Top Pick

  • “A lyrical, allusive (and elusive) voyage into the mists of British folklore…Lovely: a fairy tale for grown-ups, both partaking in and departing from a rich literary tradition.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A dreamy journey…Easy to read but difficult to forget.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A BookPage Top Pick in March 2015 for Literary Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2016 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
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