Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo IshiguroOne 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.
A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning from the one certainty in his life . . . A man whose unerring taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him . . . A struggling singer-songwriter unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple he’s only just met . . . A gifted, underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career . . . A young cellist whose tutor promises to “unwrap” his talent . . .
Passion or necessity—or the often uneasy combination of the two—determines the place of music in each of these lives. And, in one way or another, music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning: sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes just eluding their grasp.
An exploration of love, need, and the ineluctable force of the past, Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety, and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed works of fiction.
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Join David Sachs' mailing list for free ebooks, updates and special offers. The thing about Billy Fitzimmons is that he loves music and he loves women. And for music too. Not that this made him a bad person. Our group that had associated over the years, around our bands of convenience, were all musicians and we all loved music. We certainly all loved women.
It took me awhile to realize that Georgia was the resident who was always turning on the Oldies CD with that song about love and music and all.
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