Never Let Me Go is Ishiguro’s sixth novel and has proved to be his most popular book since his Booker prize-winning heyday.
Never Let Me Go’s setting, stated simply as “England, late 1990s,” offers an alternative present where cancer and other previously incurable diseases all have a cure — but at some very high costs.
Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed setting. A story of love, friendship, and memory.
It is a book that requires two readers, the reader who can be blind to its ugly visage, and the reader who can see into its delicately conflicted soul. For those who perceive the latter, the novel’s bleak horror will leave a bruise on the mind, a fetter on the heart.