The Remains of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Remains of The Day
245 pages; Vintage International
A small masterpiece about a man who has spent nearly his entire life as a butler, a role that has defined him. What will become of him as the world changes and serving a gentleman is no longer an elevated calling? And are there any gentlemen left? Ishiguro's seemingly conventional upstairs/downstairs story turns ingeniously subversive.
— Leigh Haber