Author(s): Kazuo Ishiguro
The extraordinary novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day
The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased.
The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards - some strange and other-worldly - but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.
Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
Beautiful and unusual. Set in an imagined post Arthurian Britain with the themes of the loss of memory both on a community and the effect on an aged couple. Wonderful. ->SARAH
There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay ...
Shortlisted for Bookseller Industry Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2016.
Kazuo Ishiguro's seven previous books have won him wide renown and many honours around the world. His work has been translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films.