Klara and the Sun

Recorded December 14, 2022

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Please note this is a book discussion without the author present.

The book is set in the future and narrated from the perspective of an Artificial Friend (AF) called Klara. Although Klara is exceptionally intelligent and observant, her knowledge of the world is limited. She is waiting to be purchased by a family and from the window of the store in which she is for sale, Klara learns about the world outside. This is a story that discusses the fundamental question: what does it mean to be human?

Nobel Prize winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro, looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and explores the concepts of family, love and the challenges inherent in human relationships.

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