The Buried Giant

Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro

First Sentence:     You would have searched a long time for the sort of winding lane or tranquil meadow for which England later became celebrated.

Back of the book:

‘You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew. There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay…’

The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.

Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.

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Last Sentence:     Wait for me on the shore, friend, I say quietly, but he does not hear and he wades on.

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