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Written by kazuo ishiguro, narrated by david case download the app and start listening to an artist of the floating world today - free with a 30 day trial keep your audiobook forever, even if you cancel don't love a book swap it for free, anytime. An artist of the floating world (1986) is a novel by nobel prize-winning british author kazuo ishiguro it is set in post-world war ii japan and is narrated by masuji ono, an aging painter, who looks back on his life and how he has lived it. Winner of the nobel prize in literature 2017it is 1948 japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of world war two, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future the celebrated artist, masuji ono, fills his days attending to his. Kazuo ishiguro's novel about a retired artist in postwar japan, reflecting on his career during the country's dark years, is a tour de force of unreliable narration.
From the author of the remains of the day, here is a novel that 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. Read a free sample or buy an artist of the floating world by kazuo ishiguro you can read this book with ibooks on your iphone, ipad, ipod touch or mac. An artist of the floating world by kazuo ishiguro at downpourcom | download an artist of the floating world.
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