Giant steps leading back to the future
Kazuo Ishiguro made his name with a series of novels set in the milieu of rarefied and refined English life, but the Japanese-English author’s new book is something of a departure for him. Interview: Sara Keating
In 1960, when Kazuo Ishiguro was five years old, his family left Shanghai for England, where his oceanographer father had been offered a two-year research post by the British government. The journey took three days, and when the family arrived in Guildford, they found it to be an austere but welcoming place. The young Ishiguro settled in well, joining the local church where he sang as head chorister until his voice broke at 13.
Still, the Ishiguros...
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