"A Village After Dark" is a short story by Kazuo Ishiguro. The story follows a first-person narrator, Fletcher, who returns to his former village. He hopes that reencountering the place and people of his past will allow him to reclaim his former influence over others, and convince him of his self-worth. Fletcher's interactions with his former contemporaries, however, challenge his character in ways he is not expecting. The short story explores themes such as purpose and ego.