The Unconsoled - Vintage International Author:Kazuo Ishiguro The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead,... more » he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.
"A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--The New Yorker« less
I know a lot of people don't find this Ishiguro's strongest work and that's totally understandable. I can't say much about this without spoiling it except embrace the narration. Pay attention and look close because there's so much subtlety. Worth the read!