'Almost certainly a masterpiece.' Anita Brookner Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.
Ishiguro's extraordinary study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification - and the highest praise.
'The Unconsoled is a masterpiece ... it is above all a book devoted to the human heart, and as such Ishiguro's greatest gift to us yet.' The Times 'He is an original and remarkable genius .. The Unconsoled is the most original and remarkable book he has so far produced.' New York Times Book Revie