Kazuo Ishiguro’s NEVER LET ME GO
At first Havisham appears to be an elite school for the brightest and gifted. But as we slowly learn more about the school and its students we discover what their gifts really are and what they are being prepared for. Central to the story is the friendship of Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. Each of whom is struggling to come to terms with what is expected of them and what their future holds. The naivety of the three main characters is slowly eroded as they age however there is always acceptance of what their role in life is meant to be.
Ishiguro underplays his hand perfectly making any revelations seem normal and familiar. And in doing so makes the story even more tragic. A morally complex look at the value of life that acutely captures the fragility, despair and uncertainty of growing up.
ISBN: 9780571258093 ISBN-10: 0571258093 Classification: Religious & spiritual fiction Format: Paperback (198mm x 126mm x 19mm) Pages: 304 Imprint: Faber & Faber Publisher: Faber & Faber Publish Date: 25-Feb-2010 Country of Publication: United Kingdom