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Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Remains of the Day Overview

The Remains of the Day is a novel by British author Kazuo Ishiguro. It was published in 1988 and awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize for literature the following year. The novel is set in 1956 and is narrated by Stevens, the butler and head of staff at Darlington Hall. In the novel, Stevens keeps a log, or diary, of a short road trip he is taking, and also recounts key events from his past life at Darlington Hall with Miss Kenton, the former housekeeper. The Remains of the Day is a tragic story about regret, lost opportunities, and an inability to turn back the clock.

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