Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled is an Achievement of the First Order

Ed Newman
5 min readApr 17, 2019

“What a long, strange trip it’s been.”

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What happens when a world-famous pianist, who comes to town to perform an important concert, is forced to come to terms with who he really is? Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled has the feel of a cross between Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and the magical realism of Jorge Luis Borges. Like each of these authors, he has…

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