Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his first novel in 6 years, one of the most anticipated books of the season
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"The paradox is that you can create quite a lot of emotion, when you have a voice that isn't inclined to express emotion." Kazuo Ishiguro, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist whose works include "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go," could be talking about a number of his characters, but in this case he's describing the main character in his new novel, "Klara and the Sun." Klara, the book's first-person narrator, is not actually a person but an AF — an Artificial Friend, for sale in a shop window in a not-too-distant future society. She sits, hoping for sunlight and for a child to catch ...