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 behuman.
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
In one of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.If you enjoyed Never Let Me Go, you might also like Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, now available in Faber Modern Classics.
Now open up the first page of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. It takes place in England in the late 1990s, so we should see at least one of our '90s associations in there, right? Nope. Zilch. Instead we get weird words like 'carers' ...
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of Never Let Me Go with a comprehensive study guide. Intended for individual study as well as class use, Geoff Barton's guide: - clearly introduces the context of the novel and its author; - examines in detail its themes, characters and structure; - looks at the novel in the author's own words, and at different critical receptions; - provides glossaries and test questions to prompt deeper thinking. In one of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at a seemingly idyllic school, Hailsham, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
people begging the other to never let them go?” He laughed. “You just asked me, 'how do you know if it's real love or real love', you know that right?” “I'm being serious.” “So am I. What is love but two people, for whatever reason, ...
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Dorian Rhys-Gallagher has just lost his twin brother, Donovan, from the same addiction that killed both of his parents. On his deathbed, Donovan confessed to abandoning his then girlfriend, Luella “Lulu” Thorne, 5 years ago, when she told him she was pregnant. High, and drunk at the time, he broke her heart, stole all of her savings, and left her alone without a word. Used to righting his brother’s wrongs, Dorian makes it his mission to find Lulu and the child his brother left behind. What he didn’t expect to find–his brother’s actions led to Lulu becoming an escort...one he himself had fallen for. With so many obstacles in their path, will true love find a way?
“HeaTher's probably Too busy Thinking abouT me moving Heaven only know where," Megan said as she anTicipaTed The limo's reTurn. IT would make The round Trip of The houses ... I wish There was some way To make sure They never leT me go.
Author: Doug Fowler
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Megan Reynolds hopes for a typical, fun-filled senior year of high school. However, boyfriend Joe announces plans to attend college far away. Then, Megan learns her friend Brenda's startling secret, further shaking her world. The friends ride an emotional roller coaster, working through crises amid reflections on their fabulous, but rapidly dwindling, days of childhood. Joe waffles between college and pro baseball. Then, something really confounds him. Brenda can't shake her insistence on attending her prom-or her confusion over whether or not to let someone adopt her baby. Another friend can't find a date two weeks before the prom! How can Megan help all of them? This thrilling senior year culminates in a prom to remember - in more ways than one! Will Brenda ruin everyone's night? Is there trouble for Joe's long-time romance and friendship with Megan? And, will Megan's prayers, for those halcyon days of youth to somehow never let her go, be answered?
Belle Savage, American romance writer, rents a cottage in England for inspiration. And she finds her Regency hero. Only he’s a ghost, who entangles her in the past, where Arabella Comstock’s tragic story pours from Belle’s pen. When the Lord Raventhorpe of Regency days finally learns the truth, will the contemporary lord also find his destiny? Regency/Contemporary Paranormal Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett
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Author: Florence Welch
Publisher: Penguin UK
Lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine Songs can be incredibly prophetic, like subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don't know what I'm trying to say till years later. Or a prediction comes true and I couldn't do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic. 'An elegant collaged scrapbook' Observer 'A treasure . . . beautiful. Generous in its honesty, by the end you feel as though you have climbed into the colourful, and sometimes tortured, world of a passionate artist' iNews
A normal life span is between sixty to eighty - five years ; these people ( in Never Let Me Go ) artificially have that period shortened . But basically they face the same questions we all face . ” The gap between the enormities of what ...
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This collection of interviews with Ishiguro adresses his career and provides a portrait of the contexts and influences behind his novels. It also touches on his short fiction, screenplays and the film adaptations of his books, as well as the writer's evolving understanding of himself.
The novel follows three of these clones, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, as they grow up and come to realise that they have no way of escaping their fate, which will inevitably lead to their early deaths.
Author: Bright Summaries
Category: Literary Criticism
Unlock the more straightforward side of Never Let Me Go with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel set in a fictionalised version of England where human clones are used for organ donation. The novel follows three of these clones, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, as they grow up and come to realise that they have no way of escaping their fate, which will inevitably lead to their early deaths. In this way, the author reflects on mortality, the ethical limits of modern science and what it means to be human. Never Let Me Go is Kazuo Ishiguro’s sixth novel and, along with The Remains of the Day (for which he won the Man Booker Prize in 1989) and The Buried Giant, is one of his most widely read works. Find out everything you need to know about Never Let Me Go in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Bruce Robbins, “Cruelty Is Bad: Banality and Proximity in Never Let Me Go,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 40, no. 3 (2007): 294. 12. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, edited by Edwin Curley (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1994), 79. 13.
Author: Kimberly Hurd Hale
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
The Politics of Perfection: Technology and Creation in Literature and Film provides an exploration of the relationship between modern technological progress and classical liberalism. Each chapter provides a detailed analysis of a film or novel, including Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Michael Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. These works of fiction are examined through the lens of political thinkers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. The compatibility of classical liberalism and technology is questioned, using fiction as a window into Western society’s views on politics, economics, religion, technology, and the family. This project explores the intersection between human nature and creation, particularly artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, using works of literature and film to access cultural concerns. Each of the works featured asks a question about the relationship between technology and creation. Technology also allows humanity to create new types of life in the forms of artificial intelligence and genetically engineered beings. This book studies works of literature and film as evidence of the contemporary unease with the progress of technology and its effect on the political realm.
FRIENDSHIP, CARE, AND POLITICS: KAZUO ISHIGURO'S NEVER LET ME GO Matti Hyvärinen A political reading of the novel may implicate many kinds of reading strategies. A novel of ideas, for example, can by definition offer a plenitude of open ...
Author: Kari Palonen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Aspects of studying the politics of the past are thematized through feminist historians discussion on war and the role of the worker in communist regimes. One article and two comments deal with contemporary theories of democracy. One of the included articles discusses the chances of democratization in the EU, and one carries out a fictional analysis of an undemocratic regime. Three articles propose rhetorical redescriptions of key political concepts, namely, objectivity, decision, and patriotism.