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The Unconsoled

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN #: 057117387X
Price: $20.00
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publisher Location: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1995
Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book and jacket which has a short closed tear to the rear panel. First printing, full number line. Ishiguro's fourth novel. The Unconsoled is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, first published in 1995 by Faber and Faber, and winner of the Cheltenham Prize that year (for any book published in the relevant year which "has received less acclaim than it deserved"). While The Unconsoled was poorly recieved upon publication "...a 2006 poll of various literary critics voted the novel as the third "best British, Irish, or Commonwealth novel from 1980 to 2005",[3] tied with Anthony Burgess's Earthly Powers, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Ian McEwan's Atonement, and Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower. John Carey, book critic for the Sunday Times, also placed the novel on his list of the 20th century's 50 most enjoyable books, later published as Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twentieth Century's Most Enjoyable Books. It has come to be generally regarded as one of Ishiguro’s best works." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!