The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro

A couple may claim to be bonded by love, but we boatmen may see instead resentment, anger, even hatred. Or a great barrenness. Sometimes a fear of loneliness and nothing more
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The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day

There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay…’

The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day

’Exceptional’ NEIL GAIMAN, New York Times

‘The world’s greatest living novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has a new book out. It is a masterpiece’ DAVID WALLIAMS

The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at last 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 and war.


“Kazuo Ishiguro is an original and remarkable genius.”
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“A master craftsman.”
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“The best and most original writer of his generation”
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The Buried Giant does what important books do: It remains in the mind long after it has been read, refusing to leave, forcing one to turn it over and over … Ishiguro is not afraid to tackle huge, personal themes, nor to use myths, history and the fantastic as the tools to do it. The Buried Giant is an exceptional novel”
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Kazuo Ishiguro

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.