Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
By Kazuo Ishiguro
240 pages; Knopf

At heart, Ishiguro's battery of talents are applied in Nocturnes to one goal—the scrubbing away of false romance, of clichéd resolutions, in life and in his writing. The result is a pitch-perfect riff on the sheer quirkiness of reality...Read more

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