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An Artist of the Floating World (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679722663
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Published: Vintage - September 19th, 1989

One of Ishiguro's earlier works and the one that made me read all the rest. Like his later novels, this book guides the reader through a worried but ordinary mind in extraordinary circumstances. An aging and pensive Japanese artist kneads his faulty memory to recollect and justify his life and decisions before and during WWII. Put some time aside to read this one slowly and well!