Ishiguro has established himself in the publishing industry. Releasing mind-bending novels like Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, he was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017. Both novels explored the many sides of human nature. On March 2, 2021 his first novel since becoming a Nobel Laureate will be released. Klara and the Sun will have a familiarity that only his fans will understand.
The novels center around Klara, who is what’s known as an artificial friend, that patiently waits for a customer to choose her as their artificial friend, in a store. Through her observations, readers get to explore both the life inside the store and what happens on the street. The novel sets out to examine how the world changes everyday. Faber will release two special editions of the novel. The novel will be tailored for Waterstones and independent bookshops.
The Waterstones version will have sprayed edges and endpapers, while the independent bookshop version will have a special color lay of mint, pink, and red on the jacket. The publisher released the official cover today, pictured above. The novel won’t hit the shelves until 2021, but you can preorder your copy here.
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