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The Resource Never let me go, Kazuo Ishiguro

Never let me go, Kazuo Ishiguro

Label
Never let me go
Title
Never let me go
Statement of responsibility
Kazuo Ishiguro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tale of deceptive simplicity that slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance, this moving new novel subtly re-imagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love. As a child, Kathy -- now 31 years old –- lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world. She was brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory. As her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed–even comforted–by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham's nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood–and about their lives now. --
Summary
A reunion with two childhood friends--Ruth and Tommy--draws Kath and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the serene English countryside, and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2005.
Assigning source
From goodreads.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130304
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6059.S5
LC item number
N48 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
970
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Cloning
  • Organ donors
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Never let me go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20966673
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781400043392
Lccn
2004048966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56058300
  • (Sirsi) AAT-2099
Label
Never let me go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20966673
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781400043392
Lccn
2004048966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56058300
  • (Sirsi) AAT-2099

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