Never Let Me Go
Illustrated by Kate Miller
Introduced by Claire Messud
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005, this is an unforgettable, poignant story by the author of The Remains of the Day.
England, late 1990s. Kathy H., a carer, looks back on her school days at Hailsham. It is an idyllic place, with an art room, playing fields and a duck pond – but a very different life awaits its pupils after they graduate. Kept isolated from the outside world, they begin dimly to understand that one day they will have to make ‘donations’, though the nature of these is unclear. Rumours circulate: that the winners of art competitions, or couples who are in love, will be exempt. But neither their privileged education, nor the love between Kathy and her friends Ruth and Tommy, can save them from their eventual fate.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Figural
Frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations
9˝ × 6¼˝