The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Unconsoled (1995) is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the Cheltenham Prize. It is about Ryder, a famous pianist who arrives in a central European city to perform a concert. However, he appears to have lost most of his memory and finds his new environment surreal and dreamlike. He struggles to fulfill his commitments before Thursday night's performance. The novel takes place over a period of three days.

The 832nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Unconsoled (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 151060 $9.99 2012
The Unconsoled Paperback 657585 $16.40 $0.78 2005
The Unconsoled Hardcover 7938000 $28.00 $12.37 1997
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The Unconsoled Audible Audiobook 46727 $32.95 2017