A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

"A Pale View of Hills" is a novel about a Japanese woman named Etsuko, who, after the suicide of her eldest daughter, reflects on her past in post-war Nagasaki. She recalls her friendship with Sachiko, a woman who plans to escape her miserable life by moving to America with her daughter Mariko. The narrative subtly explores themes of memory, guilt, and cultural dislocation while unveiling the complexities of human relationships and the haunting effects of the past on the present.

The 1755th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
183
Words
61,000
Original Language
English

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