I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. Two of my favorite of his novels—The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go--have had acclaimed films. I feel certain his latest novel, Klara and the Sun, will add to his oeuvre.