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The Buried Giant
Illustrated by Jana Heidersdorf
Introduced by Daniel Kehlmann
Uncover a spectacular piece of fantasy literature from Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. The Folio edition of The Buried Giant is illustrated by Jana Heidersdorf and introduced by Daniel Kehlmann.
‘I’m really proud to see the novel going back out into the world in this gorgeous new incarnation.’
- Kazuo Ishiguro
Nobel-prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro demonstrates his ability to craft a powerful story in any genre with this poignant fantasy fable about love, loss and the fragility of forgiveness. Inspired by Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the rich imagery of Arthurian legend, Ishiguro weaves together myriad influences from across the literary spectrum, from Beowulf to Don Quixote to Tolkien, to create something entirely unique – a tale soaked in myth that asks questions about war, memory and justice that have never been more pertinent. Fully illustrated for the first time with seven colour illustrations and four black-and-white images by artist Jana Heidersdorf, this unmissable Folio edition also features an introduction by writer and playwright Daniel Kehlmann.
Bound in printed and blocked cloth
Set in Arno with Sabbath Black display
Frontispiece plus 6 full-page colour illustrations, including one double-page spread
4 mono part-title illustrations
Gold metallic printed endpapers
Printed and blocked slipcase
9˝ x 6¼˝
A deep fog of forgetfulness covers the land. Axl and Beatrice have grown old in their underground village, quietly forgetting much of the life they’ve shared, but it is time for them to come up into the light: somewhere, across mountains and rivers and ancient battlefields, their son is waiting. The world beyond their barrow is unsettled; rife with ogres, duplicitous monks and the aftermath of a forgotten war. Their quest will lead them to unexpected encounters: to Sir Wistan, a Saxon warrior tasked with killing the she-dragon Querig, as well as the legendary knight Sir Gawain, still loyal to the long dead King Arthur. There is danger on every side, but nothing so dangerous as the unanswered question that lies in their hearts: is what we remember all that there is?
‘A work not just of great originality but peculiar, even hypnotic beauty.’
In his introduction, written exclusively for this edition, Kehlmann describes reading The Buried Giant as a ‘profound experience’, praising Ishiguro for confronting the reader with questions that have no easy answers whilst still providing ‘a tale full of twists, surprises and magic’. Artist Jana Heidersdorf does not shy away from the darker imagery of the novel, and in her unearthly illustrations faces loom out of the shadows and monsters are revealed in startling detail. The enchanted mist clings to the hills on the illustrated slipcase and continues across the endpapers, while the haunting binding design reveals the dark truth of the landscape Axl and Beatrice must walk across to achieve their quest; a truly unforgettable volume.
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