The Remains of the Day is a Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro about a butler and his relationship with a former colleague, the housekeeper Miss Kenton.
Summary of the Book
Stevens is an English butler who has spent most of his life serving Lord Darlington. Now working for a new employer, the distinguished Mr. Farraday, Stevens receives a letter from a former colleague, the housekeeper Miss Kenton. In the letter, she describes her married life, which Stevens interprets as an unhappy one. To Stevens, the letter arrives with a chance to revisit both a lost relationship and the possibility of re-employment. Mr. Farraday believes Stevens wants to go on a motoring trip and lends him his car for a well-deserved break. Along the ride, Stevens reminisces about his past relationship with Miss Kenton. Along the course of the novel, it becomes apparent that they once had feelings for one another, but they had never admitted this to one another. Can Stevens return to Lord Darlington’s service and find the closure he desperately seeks?
About Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist born in Japan. Among his other works are A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans and Never Let Me Go.
The current title was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson with James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant and Ben Chaplin. It received eight Academy Award nominations and is a critically acclaimed movie.
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