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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 21, 2010
Pages 221
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307455789
ISBN-10 0307455785
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful.  
 
With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. Here is a fragile, once famous singer, turning his back on the one thing he loves; a music junky with little else to offer his friends but opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a marriage; a jazz musician who thinks the answer to his career lies in changing his physical appearance; and a young cellist whose tutor has devised a remarkable way to foster his talent. For each, music is a central part of their lives and, in one way or another, delivers them to an epiphany.



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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 22, 2009)
9780307271020 | details & prices | 221 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.00
About: One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character.
from Gardners Books (May 7, 2009)
9780571253463 | details & prices | List price $25.50
from Gardners Books (May 7, 2009)
9780571244980 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.30
About: One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character.
from Random House of Canada Ltd (May 5, 2009)
9780307397874 | details & prices | 221 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music and the passage of time.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 21, 2010)
9780307455789 | details & prices | 221 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.95
About: From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful.
from Gardners Books (March 18, 2010)
9780571245000 | details & prices | 221 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.65
About: One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Kirby Heyborne (other contributor), Simon Vance (other contributor), Mark Bramhall (other contributor), Lincoln Hoppe (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (September 22, 2009)
9780739381762 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $32.00
About: One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character.

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