The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1st/1st, 1995
London: Faber & Faber, (1995). First edition. This is a fine copy. The boldly illustrated wrapper has not been price clipped and is without notable signs of wear. The boards are free from chips and marks and are tightly bound to the spine. The text blocks are white and bright and too without notable signs of wear. Overall, this is a near fine copy. Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life. Ishiguro's extraordinary and original study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification - and the highest praise.