KAZUO ISHIGURO is the bestselling author of six novels, including An Artist of the Floating World, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; When We Were Orphans, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; and Never Let Me Go, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Man Booker Prize, among others. The Remains of the Day, winner of the Booker Prize, became an international bestseller, selling over a million copies in the English language alone. Ishiguro lives in London, England.
Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize. A witty meditation of the democratic responsibilites of the ordinary man, his duty to employer and family, and a poignant tale of thwarted idealism, this is perhaps Ishiguro's finest novel. The Remains of the Day is a charming, amusing and moving story which captures the reader's imagination from the first sentence.
It is the summer of 1956, and Stevens, an aging English butler, embarks on a holiday that will take him deep into the countryside and into his past. For the first time in three decades, Stevens looks back on his long life of service and finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent in the life of his previous employer, Lord Darlington, and his o …