Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The novel describes the life of Kathy H., a young woman of 31, focusing at first on her childhood at an unusual boarding school and eventually her adult life. The story takes place in a dystopian Britain, in which human beings are cloned to provide donor organs for transplants. Kathy and her classmates have been created to be donors, though the adult Kathy is temporarily working as a "carer," someone who supports and comforts donors as they are made to give up their organs and, eventually, submit to death. As in Ishiguro’s other works, the truth of the matter is made clear only gradually, via veiled but suggestive language and situations.

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The 298th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 10th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  2. - 24th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  3. - 34th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  5. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  6. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  7. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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