Klara and the Sun (Hardcover)

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There are some books that are perfect for certain people, and I’m always happy when I read something and think 'oh, I can’t wait to tell ___ about this!' Klara and the Sun is a book that I can whole-heartedly endorse for everyone who likes a good story; it has so many facets that no matter what you’re looking for, Ishiguro delivers.

I approached Klara and the Sun knowing virtually nothing about it, which was, I think, the best possible way. A few pages in, I figured out what AF stood for (something given away in the description on the jacket, but that was not spelled out on my advance copy) and with that realization, the scene was set for what would come next. Or so I thought. 

As I read, I was completely certain I knew the arc of the story ahead, only to have my assumptions challenged with new information. This happened several times and with each new development I had to regain my footing and reevaluate everything that had come before, to dig deeper for meaning, to better get to know the characters. Having just finished a few days ago, I’m already looking forward to revisiting the book with foreknowledge of the twists and turns.

I won’t tell you anything about the actual story, it’s one best discovered on your own, page by exquisitely-written page, but I will say this: Klara is one of the most complex characters I’ve been introduced to in a long time and she was an absolute joy to journey with.

— Lucinda, Longfellow Books

March 2021 Indie Next List


Klara and the Sun from Nobel-winner Kazuo Ishiguro is a radiant new novel about the bond between Klara, an Artificial Friend, and Josie, her human companion. The setting, a dystopian realm of genetic editing and stark class divisions, is not surprising given the author’s previous work, yet Ishiguro’s immense, unwavering portrayal of kindness is astonishing and revitalizing. Classic Ishiguro themes of loyalty, friendship, and sacrifice weave through the novel, but the thread of love runs deep, giving the book warmth and hope so that the earned twist feels more like a dawn than a sunset. Whether you’re returning to Ishiguro or discovering his voice for the first time, I’m excited for you. This is a chance to bask in the brilliance of one the greatest writers of our time.”
— Caroline McGregor, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL

Product Details
ISBN: 9788937417566
ISBN-10: 8937417561
Publisher: Mineumsa
Publication Date: March 29th, 2021
Language: Korean