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An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World

It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to creep.

 

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in November 1954 but moved to Britain in 1960. His books include An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day (1989), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998. He lives in London.

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